WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02: Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) speaks after the Senate voted on the debt limit bill as Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) (R) and Sen. John Thune (R-SD) look ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02: Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) speaks after the Senate voted on the debt limit bill as Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) (R) and Sen. John Thune (R-SD) look on at the U.S. Capitol on August 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 74-26 to approve the bill to raise the debt ceiling, allowing the U.S. to avoid default on its debts. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) less 
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