WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 31: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gives a thumbs up when asked whether a deal has been reached ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 31: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gives a thumbs up when asked whether a deal has been reached regarding the ongoing debate on the national debt reduction on July 31, 2011 in Washington, DC. As the United States approaches the possibility of a default, the congressional leaders and the White House try to reach an agreement on measures to lift the debt ceiling. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images) less 
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