White House Details 2013 Cuts If Congress Doesn't Avert Fiscal Cliff

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Episode 273: When The U.S. Paid Off The Entire National Debt

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Standard & Poor's downgrade of the U.S. credit rating Friday will play a role in President Obama's political future. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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U.S. Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) is surrounded by reporters at the Capitol Friday after a briefing on the debt ceiling. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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