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Can GOP & Democrats Avoid Default? (PREDICTION GAME)

07/08/2011 02:49 pm ET | Updated Sep 07, 2011

Democrats and Republicans in Congress are negotiating frantically to cut a deal that would allow the U.S. Treasury to pay pay its creditors by August 2. That’s when Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has said the country could enter default if the debt ceiling isn’t raised from its current limit of $14.3 trillion.

We’d like to know: do you think a deal can be made in Washington? For more on the default crisis, read Mother Jones’ comprehensive debt ceiling explainer.

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