Republicans prepare to filibuster debt limit — again

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Senate Republicans are set to block a measure on Wednesday that would raise the government’s credit limit through the end of next year, while Congress inches closer to a calamitous default on the nation’s debt.

For the third time in two weeks, Senate Republicans will reject Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer‘s efforts to lift the debt ceiling, or the cap on what the government borrows to pay the bills. Democrats need 10 Republican votes Wednesday afternoon to proceed with debt limit-lifting legislation, which they

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