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January 30, 2014


GOP Has Tough Choices on Debt Ceiling

"House Republicans are meeting Thursday at a hotel in Cambridge, Md., to map out their legislative strategy for the year, but they face a near-term decision that could dictate everything else that follows - what to do with the debt ceiling," the Wall Street Journal reports.

"Republican leaders have been cautiously trying to tamp down expectation that they can win something big in this fight. They are expected to present their caucus with a rather blunt scenario at the retreat - if they are going to demand something in exchange for the debt ceiling, they better be unified in their "ask." Democrats have managed to splinter the GOP in past debt ceiling fights, causing Republicans to lose leverage because they don't have enough votes to mobilize behind a single plan."












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