The Super Committee, the Deficit and the Pentagon

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The so-called Super Committee has just over two weeks to complete a monumental reduction of America's deficit over the next 10 years. Will it achieve the "Grand Bargain" that eluded the President and House Speaker John Boehner? What if it fails? Also, a West Wing shake-up aims to right course ahead of re-election campaign, and YU55, a 1300-foot-long asteroid that will pass closer to Earth than the Moon tonight.

Banner image: (L-R) Naval Chief of Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos testify before the House Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill November 2, 2011 in Washington, DC about the future of the military services and the possible consequences of a massive cut in defense spending if the Congressional deficit reduction "Super Committee" fails to reach an agreement before November 23. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images