FILE - In this July 26, 2011, file photo Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada talks to reporters about conflicting plans over how to deal with the U.S. debt crisis on Capitol Hill in ... more 
FILE - In this July 26, 2011, file photo Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada talks to reporters about conflicting plans over how to deal with the U.S. debt crisis on Capitol Hill in Washington. The legislative branch of the world's most powerful nation is widely scorned as it lurches from one near-catastrophe to the next, even on regular matters such as setting an annual budget,or keeping government offices open. The latest Gallup poll found a record-high lack of faith in Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By J. Scott Applewhite, File
Sat, Oct 1, 2011 11:30 AM EDT