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Maria Bernal de Navarrette cleans a statue of Alexander Hamilton, a Founding Father of the United States, in Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington October 15, 2013. Republicans in the House of Representatives failed to reach internal consensus on Tuesday on how to break an impasse on the federal budget that could soon result in an economically damaging default on the country's debt.     REUTERS/Joshua Roberts    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT) - RTX14COM © Joshua Roberts / Reuters