Debt Ceiling Dispute Has Sparks Flying And Bachmann Racks Up Missed Votes: Your Day In Politics (VIDEO)

Contentious debate over the issue of raising the debt ceiling has sparks flying on Capitol Hill. A sex scandal-plagued congressman announced that he plans to resign from the House of Representatives after the ongoing deficit dispute is resolved and subsides. Meanwhile, it appears that Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann was missing in action for a relatively high percentage of votes since officially announcing her campaign.

All of that and more in your day in politics.