** FILE ** In this photo provided by NBC News, Sens. John Kyle, R-Ariz., and John Kerry, D-Mass., members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, talk about the status of committee work on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/NBC News, William B. Plowman)

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** FILE ** In this photo provided by NBC News, Sens. John Kyle, R-Ariz., and John Kerry, D-Mass., members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, talk about the status of committee work on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/NBC News, William B. Plowman)