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No Camaraderie In Congress During Debt Debate

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No Camaraderie In Congress During Debt Debate

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No Camaraderie In Congress During Debt Debate

No Camaraderie In Congress During Debt Debate

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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., leader of the Congressional Black Caucus, speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., listens at left. Harry Hamburg/AP hide caption

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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., leader of the Congressional Black Caucus, speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., listens at left.

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