The day for making excuses is upon us, as members of Congress begin alerting the Washington press that the 12-member Super Committee will miss its Nov. 23 deadline. To allow scoring for the Congressional Budget Office, the committee needs to submit a bill that finds $1.2 trillion in deficit savings by Monday and a number of lawmakers speaking with Politico, The Hill, and The Washington Post say they don't think it's going to happen. These are the different factors some lawmakers aren't holding out hope for a last-minute deal:
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