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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (second from right), Kentucky Republican, walks July 31, 2011, to the Senate floor at the Capitol for a vote on a debt-limit solution crafted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. McConnell is joined by Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl (left), of Arizona, and Sen. John Barrasso (rear center), Wyoming Republican. (Associated Press)

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