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What is the debt ceiling and why is Congress arguing over it again?

October 2, 2021 | 12:03 AM GMT
For decades, Congress raised the federal debt limit without much fanfare. But in recent years, Republicans have leveraged it to enact spending cuts, threatening government default in the process.