Scrapping starts on debt

GOP pressing for cuts; won’t budge, say Democrats

Posted: January 3, 2013 at 12:58 a.m.

Only hours after Congress adopted a bill to avert the “fiscal cliff” of tax increases and spending cuts, lawmakers on Wednesday began to clash over the limit on federal borrowing, inaugurating the next phase of Washington’s permanent fiscal war.

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Front Section, Pages 3 on 01/03/2013