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October 15. 2013 12:55PM

Slate - William Saletan: GOP should postpone the next debt limit till after the 2014 primaries

Scheduling the next debt ceiling vote in front of these primaries is a surefire way to repeat the madness we just went through. You and your colleagues, Mr. Republican Congressman, will face even worse pressure to toe the Tea Party line.

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