Protester

A protester demonstrates against the debt ceiling debate in front of the US Capitol in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101200000000" title="Washington, DC" href="/topic/us/washington-dc-PLGEO100101200000000.topic">Washington, DC</a>. Republican lawmakers Thursday pressed ahead with a vote on a plan to avert a calamitous US debt default, ignoring <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLCUL000110" title="White House" href="/topic/politics/government/executive-branch/white-house-PLCUL000110.topic">White House</a> warnings of a veto as the political wrangling infected global markets. Republican House Speaker <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007549" title="John Boehner" href="/topic/politics/government/john-boehner-PEPLT007549.topic">John Boehner</a> was to put his two-step plan to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion debt limit to the House of Representatives, even though a majority of senators have vowed to block it in the US Senate led by the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000005" title="Democratic Party" href="/topic/politics/parties-movements/democratic-party-ORGOV0000005.topic">Democratic Party</a>.

( Getty Images / July 28, 2011 )

A protester demonstrates against the debt ceiling debate in front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Republican lawmakers Thursday pressed ahead with a vote on a plan to avert a calamitous US debt default, ignoring White House warnings of a veto as the political wrangling infected global markets. Republican House Speaker John Boehner was to put his two-step plan to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion debt limit to the House of Representatives, even though a majority of senators have vowed to block it in the US Senate led by the Democratic Party.

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