Friday, July 1, 2011

Triple dog-dare you

Now we're getting into triple dog dare you territory.

Debt-deal needed by Mid-July to avert default
By Kike Dorning and Laura Litvan -

Negotiators will need to reach agreement on raising the U.S. debt limit no later than July 22 so that legislation can get passed in time to stave off a default on U.S. debt, two Democratic officials familiar with the talks said.

The Senate yesterday canceled its July 4 recess to remain in session next week during debt-limit talks after President Barack Obama a day earlier called on Congress to stop taking vacations while the debt-ceiling talks are unresolved.

An agreement will have to be reached by some point between July 15 and July 22 in order to write a bill and comply with congressional rules requiring advance publication before consideration, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the negotiations.

The rest of the story: