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Phillip Klein: Past the 'cliff,' debt ceiling promises a more brutal fight

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As a weary Washington assesses the "fiscal cliff" deal, a debt-ceiling showdown looms on the horizon. There are a number of reasons to believe that the standoff -- expected sometime in February or March -- will be even more difficult to resolve than the last debt-ceiling impasse in the summer of 2011. In the 2011 showdown, House Speaker John Boehner established the principle that every...