Republican leaders struggle to find votes to up debt limit

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. walks from his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. Ryan, on his way to becoming House Speaker and second in line to the presidency, says Congress must change its ways. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans say they are short of the necessary votes for raising the debt limit and avoiding a first-ever government default. With barely a week before deadline, there’s no plan on what to do.

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