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After Cancelling Recess, Senate Gets Back To Work Tuesday

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Late last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) canceled the Senate's scheduled Independence Day recess.

Now he's scheduled a vote on the Libyan war, which has Republicans scratching their heads and asking when the Senate will deal with the debt ceiling.

On the Senate subway on Capitol Hill Friday, Maryland Democratic Senator Ben Cardin rebuffed GOP critics. He says it's good the Senate will be in this week.

"The point of it is that the calendar is moving. It's not all politics," he says. "It's all about getting a credible plan to deal with the deficit and to extend the debt ceiling. That's what this is about."

Democratic leaders have scheduled high level talks throughout the week in the hopes of cutting a deal in closed door meetings.

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