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Published November 21, 2011, 12:00 AM

Deficit Reduction

A statue of a contemplative Benjamin Franklin overlooks the empty hallways of Congress as the deadline of the deficit Supercommittee approaches with no expectations for success, Sunday morning at the Capitol in Washington, Nov. 20, 2011. On various talk shows Sunday, Democrats and Republicans on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction exchanged blame for the a deepening impasse that has all but doomed chances for an accord. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Read the article: Panel set to fail to cut deficit $1.2 trillion