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As 'fiscal cliff' looms, what should Congress do?
How's this for a cheerful headline: "Washington’s Christmas gift to America: Nothing"? That was Politico's gloomy day-after-Christmas assessment of lawmakers' sputtering efforts to avert a bevy of tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to take effect on or around Jan. 1.
By Jon Healey
December 26, 2012