Debt Limit and Other Top Political News

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The National Debt Clock, a billboard-size digital display showing the increasing US debt, near an office of the Internal Revenue Service on Sixth Avenue July 26, 2011 in New York.  (Photo: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

As Congress gets set to reconvene this week, Forum looks ahead to the political issues that are likely to dominate this year, such as the debt limit, immigration and entitlement programs. And we’ll catch up on the latest news from over the holiday weekend.


David Rennie, Washington bureau chief, The Economist

Gabrielle Levy, political reporter, U.S. News & World Report