Lucky dozen lawmakers to tackle hard stuff on debt

The U.S. Capitol in Washington is illuminated as the debt-limit stalemate continues Saturday night, July 30, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

August 3, 2011 7:07:14 AM PDT
The nation's bills are being paid and Congress has bolted the hothouse of Washington, one debt limit deadline beaten and another ahead for a dozen yet-to-be-named lawmakers.