FILE - In this May 24, 2011, file photo Vice President Joe Biden talks to reporters just off the Senate floor of the Capitol in Washington after trying to bridge the gap between Congressional ... more 
FILE - In this May 24, 2011, file photo Vice President Joe Biden talks to reporters just off the Senate floor of the Capitol in Washington after trying to bridge the gap between Congressional Republicans and Democrats on how to solve America's debt crisis. 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 and 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 10:57 AM EDT