Debt limit deal sails through Senate 

Overcoming defections from liberals and conservatives, the $2.4 trillion debt limit deal sailed through the U.S. Senate by an overwhelming 74 to 26 margin moments ago, and will now head to the White House for President Obama's signature.

In the vote, 45 Democrats, plus, Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., voted yes and five Democrats, plus Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., voted no. On the Republican side, 28 voted yes, and 19 voted no.

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