Could Congress be impeached for failing to raise the debt limit?

How the Tea Party could be burned by the Constitution

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With the United States expected to hit its borrowing limit in seven days, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will present a proposal to raise the debt ceiling for six weeks to avoid defaulting on America's debts.

There is no guarantee that House Republicans or President Obama will agree to it. And even if they do, we could end up in the same spot next month, and the month after that. That has some wondering whether or not we can just impeach an unbelievably unpopular Congress and start over with a clean slate.

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