debt ceiling http://wrkf.org en Republicans Retreat To Regroup On Immigration, Debt Ceiling http://wrkf.org/post/republicans-retreat-regroup-immigration-debt-ceiling Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Leaving Washington, D.C. for the frozen banks of the Chesapeake Bay might not be everybody's idea of a great late January getaway, but that's where House Republicans packed off for a three-day retreat this week. They gathered at a resort in Cambridge, Maryland, to try to reach agreement on a few big issues, among them immigration and the need once again to raise the debt ceiling.<p>A lot of reporters who cover Congress went along too, including NPR's congressional correspondent David Welna. Sat, 01 Feb 2014 15:03:00 +0000 editor 22020 at http://wrkf.org Beyond The Shutdown, There's A Bigger Battle Brewing http://wrkf.org/post/beyond-shutdown-theres-bigger-battle-brewing This week's government shutdown could be just a warmup for an even bigger budget battle in a couple of weeks.<p>Congress has to raise the limit on the amount of money the federal government is allowed to borrow by Oct. 17. If the debt ceiling is not raised on time, President Obama warns that Washington won't be able to keep paying its bills.<p>"It'd be far more dangerous than a government shutdown, as bad as a shutdown is," Obama said Tuesday. "It would be an economic shutdown."<p>No one is exactly sure what would happen if the government suddenly had to make do without a credit card. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:21:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 16911 at http://wrkf.org Beyond The Shutdown, There's A Bigger Battle Brewing