Fiscal Cliff Notes for Dec. 16, 2012
15 days to the fiscal cliff
MOURNING FOR SANDY HOOK VICTIMS
The fiscal cliff wrangling--while ongoing--is on the backburner on Sunday, with the shows devoted to trying to make some sense of the tragic massacre at the Sandy Hook elementary school. While the shootings have revived the gun control debate, it's not clear yet if--at the federal level--Congress will act. Meanwhile, several news outlets are reporting Sunday that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is open to letting tax rates rise for those with income over $1million. President Barack Obama has been insistent on tax rates rising at the $250,000 level.