1. WHITE FLAG

    GOP Ready to Cave on Debt Ceiling

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    As Republicans head to their annual policy retreat in Maryland, privately their leaders are reportedly preparing for the likelihood that they will have to pass a clean debt ceiling increase without spending cuts. The GOP faces a united opposition from House and Senate Democrats along with the president, and is unlikely to start a fight that risks default in an election year.

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