The World from Berlin A 'Civil War Atmosphere' in Washington

After weeks of acrimony, the US Senate votes Tuesday on a compromise measure to raise the country's debt ceiling. The bill has drawn criticism from members of both parties, but it will likely pass just in time to save the US from default. German commentators on Tuesday express their frustration over the brinksmanship.
President Barack Obama leaves the White House after announcing the debt ceiling deal reached Sunday.

President Barack Obama leaves the White House after announcing the debt ceiling deal reached Sunday.

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-- Mary Beth Warner