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A U.S. debt ceiling debate is once again on Congress' agenda. Congress has about three weeks to pass a budget, and the White House has said that U.S. President Barack Obama will not negotiate over raising the 2013 debt ceiling provisions.
We've seen this script before on debt ceiling deadlines, and with so many other pressing issues. Congress will again kick the can down the road.
Before that, a brewing showdown will again unfold, one with distinct consequences for other forms of legislation and the country.
Republicans will likely display the debt ceiling talks to voice opposition to other parts of the Obama agenda. According to policy experts, 80 GOP members of the House have said they will only support a budget resolution that defunds Obamacare.
With this year's IRS mishaps, the revelations of the National Security Agency spying program, and Congressional approval hovering at near lows, the debt ceiling is creating a cloud of uncertainty that could leave Washington in complete disarray…