Starting Oct. 17, the Treasury will not be able to borrow money to pay the government's bills unless Congress raises the debt ceiling. Some conservative Republicans see the debt ceiling as the best chance at making the president blink on Obamacare. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley about the debt ceiling.
A short-term fix for the nearly empty Highway Trust Fund is a step closer to President Obama's desk. Congress has been talking about the long-term problems with the construction account, but the two chambers have not agreed on a long-term solution.
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