WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 26: (L-R) U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), U.S. Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), .U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) look over papers during a Joint Deficit ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 26: (L-R) U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), U.S. Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), .U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) look over papers during a Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing October 26, 2011 in Washington, DC. The special Joint Committee is tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction by Thanksgiving. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) less 
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