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Supercommittee member, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, fends off reporters as he arrives to meet in the Capitol Hill office of Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, with other Supercommittee members as time for action by the deficit reduction panel grows short, Monday Nov. 21, 2011, of Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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