Vice President Joe Biden, far side, third from right, meets with congressional Republicans and Democrats at Blair House in Washington, Thursday, May 5, 2011, in hopes of striking a deal on deficit ... more 
Vice President Joe Biden, far side, third from right, meets with congressional Republicans and Democrats at Blair House in Washington, Thursday, May 5, 2011, in hopes of striking a deal on deficit reduction. Far side, from left are, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee; House Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn of S.C.; House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va.; the vice president; Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii; and Senate Minority Whip Sen. Jon Kyl of Ariz. Foreground, at left, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner left, huddles with Budget Director Jacob Lew. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By J. Scott Applewhite
Thu, May 5, 2011 11:15 AM EDT