David Welna David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.
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Senate Moves Ahead With Bill To Raise Debt Ceiling

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Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen (right), the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, spars with Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz as they testify before the House Rules Committee on the Cut, Cap and Balance plan Monday at the Capitol. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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House To Vote On GOP's 'Cut, Cap, Balance' Plan

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GOP Makes Its Case In Debt Ceiling Talks

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President Obama sits with (from left) House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) during a meeting Wednesday at the White House on raising the debt ceiling. While the president negotiates with congressional leaders to avoid a possible debt default next month, some lawmakers say they won't vote to raise the debt ceiling. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Debt-Ceiling Negotiations Are Taxing For Both Sides

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