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Leaping Lizards: Democrats Could Avoid the Cliff with Majority Vote

In case the public weren't frustrated enough over Congress' failure to resolve the "fiscal cliff," consider this: lawmakers probably could enact a compromise quickly and easily if Republican leaders let Democrats provide most of the votes.
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Congress Breaks for Christmas During Contentious Tax Talks

If New Year's Day arrives without a deal, the nation shouldn't plunge onto the shoals of recession immediately. There still might be time to engineer a soft landing. So long as lawmakers and the president appear to be working toward agreement, the tax hikes and spending cuts could mostly be held at bay for a few weeks. Then they could be retroactively repealed once a deal was reached.
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Leahy Becomes Third in Line As President Pro Tempore of Senate

As the longest serving Democrat now in the Senate, Leahy moved to third place in the line of presidential succession, behind Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner.
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Boehner: I Remain the Most Optimistic Person in This Town

Obama drew a colorful sketch of his negotiating partner during the 2011 budget talks, as quoted by author Bob Woodward: "He's a golf-playing, cigarette-smoking, country-club Republican who's there to make deals."
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Obama: Taxes Are Going Up One Way or Another

"Taxes are going to go up one way or another," Obama told Walters in the treatment. "And I think the key is to make sure that taxes go up on high-end individuals like you and me, Barbara, we can afford it."
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Pelosi Challenges GOP to Work More Than Two Days Per Week

Congress could vote Friday to preserve tax cuts for income of $250,000 or less, except for two little snags: Republican leadership won't let the bill come up for a vote and John Boehner's Congress only works two days per week and they've already put in their time this week.
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John Boehner Moves to the Middle, Obama Says the Proposal is 'Out of Balance'

John Boehner has presented his fiscal cliff proposal. Democrats are mocking it. Obama has called it "out of balance."
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Stand By Rape Survivors in the Military

On November 6, voters went to the polls and decidedly shut down some of the most extreme and anti-choice candidates who were outspoken in their opposition to abortion care for survivors of rape or incest.
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New Mandate, New ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Math

President Obama was reportedly planning to reach out to House Majority Leader John Boehner today to begin negotiating a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff,” a series of spending cuts and tax hikes scheduled take effect unless Congress rescinds the law that created it.
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