Debt ceiling: 15 days and counting Staff
Posted: Jul 18, 2011 9:54 AM
Debt ceiling: 15 days and counting
Only 15 days remain until the August 2 deadline that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has said is the latest the United States can pay its bills before raising the debt ceiling. After days of high-profile negotiations that appeared to hardly move the needle on a deal, it's back to the drawing board this week.

As of now, no White House pow-wows with the president and congressional leaders are on the official schedule, though White House advisers say that could easily change. It's also unclear the extent to which the president engaged in the issue over the weekend.