McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas has had to put off a construction project because Congress failed to pass a short-term extension of the Federal Aviation Administration's budget. The hold-up has caused construction layoffs. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Mayor Michael Nutter speaks to members of the media during a visit to Powel Elementary School in June. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) pushed the vote on veto-threatened legislation that was rewritten overnight to win the support of conservative holdouts. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner talks to ABC's This Week host Christiane Amanpour about the debt ceiling on Sunday. Fred Watkins/AP/ABC News hide caption

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News International executive James Murdoch testified at a parliamentary hearing that he was unaware of a wider problem of cell phone hacking until a lawsuit in 2010. Warren Allott/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As debt talks continue, a Capitol Hill pizza place is inundated with orders. Sean Locke/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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