Jan Watson with AARP speaks Friday, July 29, 2011, during a protest outside the downtown office building where U.S. Sens. Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski have offices in Anchorage, Alaska. On the left ... more 
Jan Watson with AARP speaks Friday, July 29, 2011, during a protest outside the downtown office building where U.S. Sens. Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski have offices in Anchorage, Alaska. On the left is Maryann Ganacias with the Alaska State Employees Association. Protesters said House Republicans were threatening the nation's economy and urged a compromise to head off an unprecedented default that would leave the Treasury without the funds needed to pay all its bills. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mark Thiessen
Sat, Jul 30, 2011 5:20 AM EDT