(CNN) - It's hard not to be a bit cynical in watching politics unfold in Washington.
As you know, the Republicans are all lined up resisting any effort to simply pass an increase in the nation's debt ceiling with a straight up-or-down vote. They insist on large-scale spending cuts.FULL STORY
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