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  • White House Budget Director Jacob Lew is interviewed on NBC's "Meet the Press" in Washington Sunday. Lew said, "I think that what is encouraging is that the leaders in Congress seem to have all agreed that we can't push to a default."

    White House Budget Director Jacob Lew is interviewed on NBC's "Meet the Press" in Washington Sunday. Lew said, "I think that what is encouraging is that the leaders in Congress seem to have all agreed that we can't push to a default."
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Washington Post

A bipartisan effort in the Senate to allow President Obama to raise the federal debt ceiling in exchange for about $1.5 trillion in spending cuts over 10 years gained momentum Sunday.

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