Political Headlines December 31, 2012: Tentative Deal Reached on ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ But No House Vote Before Deadline

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 112TH CONGRESS:

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Tentative Deal Reached on ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ But No House Vote Before Deadline

Source: ABC New Radio, 12-31-12

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The so-called “fiscal cliff” came Monday night — but now there is a specific deal on the table to try to soften it after the fact, according to congressional sources.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the deal — brokered by Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — would get a vote in the Senate sometime after midnight. The House would not vote before Tuesday, having adjourned for the evening before word of the agreement spread.

“I feel really very, very good about this vote,” Biden told reporters leaving the meeting with Senate Democrats, “but having been in the Senate for as long as I have there’s two things you shouldn’t do: You shouldn’t predict how the Senate is going to vote before they vote….[and] you surely shouldn’t predict about how the House is going to vote.”…READ MORE

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