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Congress home for weekend: 16 days to the fiscal cliff

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Fiscal Cliff Notes for Dec. 15, 2012
16 days to the fiscal cliff


AS THE NATION MOURNS THE SANDY HOOK SHOOTINGS...

Talk about the looming fiscal cliff crisis will fade over the weekend. The Sunday talk shows are focused on the Connecticut slaughter. President Barack Obama's Saturday radio address is about the shootings. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) pulled the GOP response in order for the president to lead a unified response to the tragedy. The massacre is prompting the pause button to be hit on the public statements about the fiscal cliff from the main players. Congress is off for the weekend, with the lame ducks not yet done with the work. They may be here through Christmas. All this to say: no fiscal cliff deal yet as the Dec. 31 deadline looms.

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