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How far apart are Republicans and Democrats really when it comes to the debt ceiling?

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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Senator Orrin Hatch and Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee speak on June 30, 2011. Alex Wong/Getty Images

Congress returns to work today after cutting the summer recess short. The main item on the agenda is what to do about the national debt ceiling. Publicly, both sides are steadfast in their stances over how to handle this issue. But David Drucker, reporter with Roll Call, weighs in on how far apart the two sides of the aisle really are.

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