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Super Committee Throws In the Towel

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Super committee members Sens. Rob Portman (center) and Jon Kyl leave a meeting in Sen. John Kerry’s office Monday. The panel announced today that it cannot agree on a deficit reduction deal.

How lawmakers can do that, given repeated impasses over taxes and entitlements that have plagued multiple negotiating groups, is another story altogether. Carney said its hard to see a solution until Republicans agree to tax millionaires, dismissing out of hand an offer from Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) that included $250 billion in tax code reform, which he said provided even additional tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.

Steven T. Dennis contributed to this report.

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