Undaunted, Republicans are gearing up for a major battle over the debt ceiling as a way to extract agreements on long-term spending cuts from Democrats.
Congress and the Obama administration also face another deadline for budget cuts. The “fiscal cliff” deal only served to delay across-the-board spending cuts to defense and domestic programs by two months.
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