As Congressional leaders try to reach an accord to avert a debt-ceiling crisis, House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, walks from his office to the House Chamber on Capitol Hill on July 25, 2011, following a morning meeting with other GOP leaders. (Associated Press)

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As Congressional leaders try to reach an accord to avert a debt-ceiling crisis, House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, walks from his office to the House Chamber on Capitol Hill on July 25, 2011, following a morning meeting with other GOP leaders. (Associated Press)