Beyond The Shutdown, There’s A Bigger Battle Brewing

by Scott Horsley October 01, 2013 5:02 PM

The Capitol is mirrored in its reflecting pool early Tuesday, as the partial federal shutdown began. But there’s a battle still to come in which the stakes are even higher.

The Capitol is mirrored in its reflecting pool early Tuesday, as the partial federal shutdown began. But there's a battle still to come in which the stakes are even higher.
J. David Ake/AP

This week’s government shutdown could be just a warmup for an even bigger budget battle in a couple of weeks.

Congress has to raise the limit on the amount of money the federal government is allowed to borrow by Oct. 17. If the debt ceiling is not raised on time, President Obama warns that Washington won’t be able to keep paying its bills. Continue reading “Beyond The Shutdown, There’s A Bigger Battle Brewing”

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