Politics & Government

July 27, 2011 7:01 PM

Could Obama raise the debt ceiling by himself? Experts disagree

With time running out to avoid Tuesday's debt-default deadline, two Democratic leaders of the House of Representatives renewed calls Wednesday for the president to resolve the standoff all by himself by invoking an obscure provision in the U.S. Constitution. But White House Press Secretary Jay Carney insisted that fix won't fly.

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