Five days to go until the debt ceiling deadline. Here's a look at stories we're following today.
- White House calls Boehner plan a 'political act'
- In both houses, fortifying support for rival plans
- Speaker Boehner down to the wire on vote count
- Sen. Reid: Senate Dems will kill Boehner plan tonight
- New White House talking point: House GOP plan will ruin your Christmas
- John McCain derides 'tea party hobbits' in debt ceiling fight
- White House ‘Rickrolls’ Twitter followers