With 12 days left until the Treasury begins to run short of cash, are we getting any closer to raising the debt ceiling? House Speaker John Boehner dismissed rumors of a deal. Democrats rebelled against the possibility that an agreement might include no immediate tax increase. President Obama insisted any deal must include both cuts and revenue, and the "Gang of Six" senators continued to offer their plan as the only bipartisan option. David Lightman is national correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers.