Negotiators Seek U.S. Budget Deal With Deadline Two Days Off

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Senator John Thune, a Republican from South Dakota, speaks to a... News PhotoBudget,Capitol Building - Washington DC,Debt,Fiscal Cliff,Following,Government,Horizontal,John Thune,Meeting,North America,Organized Group,Political Party,Political Rally,Politics,Republican Party,South Dakota,Talking,The Americas,The Media,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergSenator John Thune, a Republican from South Dakota, speaks to a member of the media following a party caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rejected the latest Republican offer to resolve the U.S. fiscal crisis as Minority Leader Mitch McConnell reached out to Vice President Joe Biden in an effort to break the impasse. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images