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So What Happens on August 2?

Here's one possibility:

John Boehner passes his preferred debt ceiling bill through the House...

Harry Reid brings it up in the Senate, and amends it by stripping out all extraneous provisions to leave a clean debt-ceiling increase…

Republicans filibuster…

Harry Reid invokes cloture…

Cloture fails with fewer than 60 votes…

Joe Biden rules that Amendment 14 §4 is inconsistent with the filibuster rule, and declares that debate is closed…

Joe Biden calls the roll of the Senate…

What happens next?

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