Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio). (J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

We present to you: Faces of the debt ceiling.


U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). (JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS)

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.). (ALEX WONG/GETTY IMAGES)

President Obama (CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES)

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). (ALEX WONG/GETTY IMAGES)

Vice President Biden (CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES)

Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.). (J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

David Wu (WILLAMETTE WEEK VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS)