What's Next after the Super Committee Calls It Quits?

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Bi-partisanship took another hit yesterday with the failure of the Super Committee to reach agreement on a deficit reduction deal. Polls show that most Americans blame Republicans for the failure, but both sides are still going to have to work together on several big issues before the year ends, including a payroll tax cut and a new extension of unemployment benefits. On this rebroadcast of today's To the Point, guest host Sara Terry asks how, with the 2012 elections coming up, will the political parties deal with voter discontent over Congress' failure to act? Also, Walmart uses ballot threats to push new stores. On Reporter's Notebook, remember those six degrees of separation? Start thinking 4.74.

Banner image: The US Capitol is seen as Republican and Democratic members of the 'Super Committee,' or Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, fail to meet on deficit reduction talks in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images