Since the debt sealing fight is getting close I'm making this topic.
According to business insider http://www.businessinsider.com/treas...um-coin-2013-1 the W.H is ruling out the frankly silly idea's of the trillion dollar coin and invoking the the 14th amendment.
personally I can see why Obama doesn't want to go down that route, both the coin and the 14th amendment wouldn't really solve anything (namely the debt ceiling) and they would eventually prolonged the conflict.
Having said that as long as Obama sticks to his original plan about not negotiating the debt ceiling then I believe that Republicans will eventually cave. By taking a firm and clear stance (and refusing to even talk about it with Republicans) he will make sure Republicans will lose their so called leverage.