7 days to the fiscal cliff

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Fiscal Cliff Notes for Dec. 24, 2012

7 days to the fiscal cliff

One week to go….and on this day before Christmas, with Washington quiet, there is no clear path to avoid the looming Dec. 31 fiscal cliff. Congressional leaders and President Barack Obama will likely return to Washington later this week. Click over to the Sun-Times political blog HERE for my latest fiscal cliff post.

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