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              Social Democrat party leader Algirdas Butkevicius  in his office  in Vilnius , Lithuania, Sunday, Oct. 28  2012.  The opposition Social Democrats, who campaigned on promises to end budg

    Social Democrat party leader Algirdas Butkevicius in his office in Vilnius , Lithuania, Sunday, Oct. 28 2012. The opposition Social Democrats, who campaigned on promises to end budg

    Posted: 10/29/2012 10:28:38 AM EST
    Social Democrat party leader Algirdas Butkevicius in his office in Vilnius , Lithuania, Sunday, Oct. 28 2012. The opposition Social Democrats, who campaigned on promises to end budget cuts and increase social spending, won the most votes in Lithuania's election, according to results of a near complete vote count late Sunday. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
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              FILE - In this this May 10, 2012 file photo, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey take part in a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington

    FILE - In this this May 10, 2012 file photo, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey take part in a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington

    Posted: 10/23/2012 1:28:23 PM EST
    FILE - In this this May 10, 2012 file photo, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey take part in a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington, on the defense budget. Is the U.S. spending enough money on defense, and is it spending it in the right ways? In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks the money spigot was turned wide open, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and expanding the armed forces. Now that’s changing, and an important issue in the election is whether budget cuts have gone too far. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
  •  - Allen West speaks at a rally for employees from Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky in West Palm Beach

    Allen West speaks at a rally for employees from Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky in West Palm Beach

    Posted: 10/19/2012 1:07:15 AM EST
    Allen West, U.S. House of Representatives for District 22 in Florida, speaks at a rally for employees from Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky to call to attention upcoming defense budget cuts in West Palm Beach, Florida August 8, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Sullivan
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              FILE -- In this May 13, 2011 file photo, Lesslie Corner, a teacher from Amador County,  joined more than 2,000 other teachers, students and  supporters in a demonstration against propos

    FILE -- In this May 13, 2011 file photo, Lesslie Corner, a teacher from Amador County, joined more than 2,000 other teachers, students and supporters in a demonstration against propos

    Posted: 10/3/2012 7:48:29 PM EST
    FILE -- In this May 13, 2011 file photo, Lesslie Corner, a teacher from Amador County, joined more than 2,000 other teachers, students and supporters in a demonstration against proposed budget cuts to education at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. If approved by voters in November, Proposition 32 would prohibit corporations and unions, like the California Teachers Association, from collecting money for state political activities from employees or members through paycheck deductions. It also prohibits unions and corporations from making donations to state candidates.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
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              FILE -- In this May 13, 2011 file photo,  teachers,. students and supporters demonstrated against proposed budget cuts to education, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, May 13

    FILE -- In this May 13, 2011 file photo, teachers,. students and supporters demonstrated against proposed budget cuts to education, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, May 13

    Posted: 10/3/2012 7:48:29 PM EST
    FILE -- In this May 13, 2011 file photo, teachers,. students and supporters demonstrated against proposed budget cuts to education, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, May 13, 2011. If approved by voters in November, Proposition 32 would prohibit corporations and unions, like the California Teachers Association, from collecting money for state political activities from employees or members through paycheck deductions. It also prohibits unions and corporations from making donations to state candidates.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)
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              FILE - In this March 27, 2008, file photo, the Pentagon is seen in this aerial view in Washington. Is the U.S. spending enough money on defense, and is it spending it in the right ways?

    FILE - In this March 27, 2008, file photo, the Pentagon is seen in this aerial view in Washington. Is the U.S. spending enough money on defense, and is it spending it in the right ways?

    Posted: 10/2/2012 1:48:26 AM EST
    FILE - In this March 27, 2008, file photo, the Pentagon is seen in this aerial view in Washington. Is the U.S. spending enough money on defense, and is it spending it in the right ways? In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks the money spigot was turned wide open, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and expanding the armed forces. Now that’s changing, and an important issue in the election is whether budget cuts have gone too far. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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              FILE - In this this May 10, 2012, file photo, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey take part in a news conference at the Pentagon in Washingto

    FILE - In this this May 10, 2012, file photo, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey take part in a news conference at the Pentagon in Washingto

    Posted: 10/2/2012 1:48:26 AM EST
    FILE - In this this May 10, 2012, file photo, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey take part in a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington, on the defense budget. Is the U.S. spending enough money on defense, and is it spending it in the right ways? In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks the money spigot was turned wide open, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and expanding the armed forces. Now that’s changing, and an important issue in the election is whether budget cuts have gone too far. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
  •  - Protesters shout slogans outside the Finance Ministry in Athens

    Protesters shout slogans outside the Finance Ministry in Athens

    Posted: 10/1/2012 12:46:44 PM EST
    Protesters shout slogans as they wait for the troika inspectors from the European Commission (EC), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Central Bank (ECB), to enter the Finance Ministry in Athens October 1, 2012. Greece will frontload painful budget cuts to end a decade of primary deficits while grappling with a sixth year of recession, according to a 2013 budget draft aimed at satisfying international lenders. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis
  •  - IMF's Greece mission chief Thomsen arrives for a meeting at the Greek Finance ministry in Athens

    IMF's Greece mission chief Thomsen arrives for a meeting at the Greek Finance ministry in Athens

    Posted: 10/1/2012 12:46:44 PM EST
    International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Greece mission chief Poul Thomsen (C) arrives for a meeting at the Greek Finance Ministry in Athens October 1, 2012. Greece will frontload painful budget cuts to end a decade of primary deficits while grappling with a sixth year of recession, according to a 2013 budget draft aimed at satisfying international lenders. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis
  •  - Protesters shout slogans outside the Finance Ministry in Athens

    Protesters shout slogans outside the Finance Ministry in Athens

    Posted: 10/1/2012 12:46:44 PM EST
    Protesters shout slogans as they wait the troika inspectors from the European Commission (EC), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Central Bank (ECB) to enter the Finance Ministry in Athens October 1, 2012. Greece will frontload painful budget cuts to end a decade of primary deficits while grappling with a sixth year of recession, according to a 2013 budget draft aimed at satisfying international lenders. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis
  •  - Protesters shout slogans outside the Finance Ministry in Athens

    Protesters shout slogans outside the Finance Ministry in Athens

    Posted: 10/1/2012 12:20:57 PM EST
    Protesters shout slogans as they wait for the troika inspectors from the European Commission (EC), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Central Bank (ECB), to enter the Finance Ministry in Athens October 1, 2012. Greece will frontload painful budget cuts to end a decade of primary deficits while grappling with a sixth year of recession, according to a 2013 budget draft aimed at satisfying international lenders. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis
  •  - IMF's Greece mission chief Thomsen arrives for a meeting at the Greek Finance ministry in Athens

    IMF's Greece mission chief Thomsen arrives for a meeting at the Greek Finance ministry in Athens

    Posted: 10/1/2012 12:20:57 PM EST
    International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Greece mission chief Poul Thomsen (C) arrives for a meeting at the Greek Finance Ministry in Athens October 1, 2012. Greece will frontload painful budget cuts to end a decade of primary deficits while grappling with a sixth year of recession, according to a 2013 budget draft aimed at satisfying international lenders. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis
  •  - Protesters shout slogans outside the Finance Ministry in Athens

    Protesters shout slogans outside the Finance Ministry in Athens

    Posted: 10/1/2012 12:20:57 PM EST
    Protesters shout slogans as they wait the troika inspectors from the European Commission (EC), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Central Bank (ECB) to enter the Finance Ministry in Athens October 1, 2012. Greece will frontload painful budget cuts to end a decade of primary deficits while grappling with a sixth year of recession, according to a 2013 budget draft aimed at satisfying international lenders. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis
  •  - Protesters shout slogans outside the Finance Ministry in Athens

    Protesters shout slogans outside the Finance Ministry in Athens

    Posted: 10/1/2012 11:05:26 AM EST
    Protesters shout slogans as they wait for the troika inspectors from the European Commission (EC), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Central Bank (ECB), to enter the Finance Ministry in Athens October 1, 2012. Greece will frontload painful budget cuts to end a decade of primary deficits while grappling with a sixth year of recession, according to a 2013 budget draft aimed at satisfying international lenders. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis
  •  - IMF's Greece mission chief Thomsen arrives for a meeting at the Greek Finance ministry in Athens

    IMF's Greece mission chief Thomsen arrives for a meeting at the Greek Finance ministry in Athens

    Posted: 10/1/2012 11:05:26 AM EST
    International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Greece mission chief Poul Thomsen (C) arrives for a meeting at the Greek Finance Ministry in Athens October 1, 2012. Greece will frontload painful budget cuts to end a decade of primary deficits while grappling with a sixth year of recession, according to a 2013 budget draft aimed at satisfying international lenders. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis
  •  - Protesters shout slogans outside the Finance Ministry in Athens

    Protesters shout slogans outside the Finance Ministry in Athens

    Posted: 10/1/2012 11:05:26 AM EST
    Protesters shout slogans as they wait the troika inspectors from the European Commission (EC), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Central Bank (ECB) to enter the Finance Ministry in Athens October 1, 2012. Greece will frontload painful budget cuts to end a decade of primary deficits while grappling with a sixth year of recession, according to a 2013 budget draft aimed at satisfying international lenders. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis
  •  - Protesters shout slogans outside the Finance Ministry in Athens

    Protesters shout slogans outside the Finance Ministry in Athens

    Posted: 10/1/2012 8:11:21 AM EST
    Protesters shout slogans as they wait for the troika inspectors from the European Commission (EC), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Central Bank (ECB), to enter the Finance Ministry in Athens October 1, 2012. Greece will frontload painful budget cuts to end a decade of primary deficits while grappling with a sixth year of recession, according to a 2013 budget draft aimed at satisfying international lenders. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis
  •  - IMF's Greece mission chief Thomsen arrives for a meeting at the Greek Finance ministry in Athens

    IMF's Greece mission chief Thomsen arrives for a meeting at the Greek Finance ministry in Athens

    Posted: 10/1/2012 8:11:21 AM EST
    International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Greece mission chief Poul Thomsen (C) arrives for a meeting at the Greek Finance Ministry in Athens October 1, 2012. Greece will frontload painful budget cuts to end a decade of primary deficits while grappling with a sixth year of recession, according to a 2013 budget draft aimed at satisfying international lenders. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis
  •  - Protesters shout slogans outside the Finance Ministry in Athens

    Protesters shout slogans outside the Finance Ministry in Athens

    Posted: 10/1/2012 8:11:21 AM EST
    Protesters shout slogans as they wait the troika inspectors from the European Commission (EC), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Central Bank (ECB) to enter the Finance Ministry in Athens October 1, 2012. Greece will frontload painful budget cuts to end a decade of primary deficits while grappling with a sixth year of recession, according to a 2013 budget draft aimed at satisfying international lenders. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis
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              FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, file photo, traders check the prices to begin trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks notched their first gain of the week T

    FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, file photo, traders check the prices to begin trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks notched their first gain of the week T

    Posted: 9/28/2012 8:03:31 AM EST
    FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, file photo, traders check the prices to begin trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks notched their first gain of the week Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, after Spain announced severe budget cuts intended to convince the world that it can meet deficit-reduction targets. It was the best day for the U.S. market since Sept. 13, when Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced further steps by the central bank to speed the economic recovery. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)