1. Déjà vu

    Gov't to Hit Debt Ceiling in March

    United States Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew speaks at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington February 3, 2014.        REUTERS/Gary Cameron  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTX186EM

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    Jack Lew says we're broke again. On Monday, the Treasury secretary told Congress that the U.S. government will run out of money—possibly as soon as mid-March—unless the debt ceiling is raised. The debt limit was suspended in October in the deal that reopened the government, but is set to be resurrected to its full $17.3 trillion standing on Friday. “Unlike other recent periods when we have had to use extraordinary measures to continue financing the government, this time these measures will give us only a brief span of time,” Lew warned.

    Read it at The Washington Post