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The House passes bill to avoid the fiscal cliff.
Final vote: 257-167.
After weeks of negotiations, the House will not hold a vote on a deficit deal Monday night, forcing Americans to ring in the new year over the fiscal cliff.
Starbucks: Have a grande deal, hold the bickering.
Details from Hardball: http://on.msnbc.com/Tpw2lx
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With just five more days to avoid the fiscal cliff President Obama heads back Washington, but who else will cut Christmas vacation short to join him?
A few mornings each week the Rev. Earl Kooperkamp stands watch over the doors of the Church of The Good Shepherd as dozens of down-on-their-luck Vermonters gather outside the little church. Most come looking for a hot breakfast of egg casserole or a steaming bowl of oatmeal or shelter from the cold, bitter morning air. Some are homeless or disabled. Others are unemployed or seniors on limited incomes.
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Speaker John Boehner’s counter-offer to President Obama’s proposal on averting the fiscal cliff was an instant non-starter. But quietly, Boehner may be positioning himself to get a deal with the White House.
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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor distanced himself from anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist’s pledge on Monday’s Morning Joe, explaining that solving the fiscal cliff is more important than the pledge he signed as a young member of the Virginia legislature more than a decade ago.
“When I go to my constituents, it’s not about that pledge,” Cantor said. “It really is about trying to solve problems.”
Everyone in Washington admits it will take a bipartisan effort to avoid the fiscal cliff… but these Gallup numbers show who most Americans feel will deliver on cooperation.
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