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November 20, 2011

The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction — the “Supercommittee” — meets Sept. 13 on Capitol Hill in Washington. On the brink of failure, members blamed each other Sunday for the intransigence that has gridlocked the panel in its quest to cut the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion over the coming decade. From left to right along the table are: Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, co-chair; Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., co-chair; Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.; Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.; Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio; and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)