Congress Plays Chicken as Federal Debt Crowds the Limit

Plus: Will raising the cap on Hill salaries help fight congressional brain drain, or just hurt staff at the bottom of the ladder?

Happy Friday. Congress has a long list of things to accomplish in the days ahead, which means you’re getting a double dose of Uphill this week. Let’s get to the news.

Slouching Toward Default

In mid-October, the federal government will lose the ability to pay its bills, leading to an unprecedented default on all of its…

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