Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., center, accompanied by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., left, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., second from right, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. right, and ... more 
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., center, accompanied by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., left, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., second from right, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. right, and others, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Carolyn Kaster
Wed, Nov 16, 2011 12:13 PM EST