The compromise to get off the “fiscal cliff” passed in the wee hours of the morning, by a bipartisan vote of 89-8.
It’s official: Deal reached on “fiscal cliff”
Leigh Ann Caldwell / CBS News:
As revelers in Times Square and cities and towns across the country wait for the ball to drop to ring in the new year, politicians in Washington have announced that a ball is not likely to drop on the average taxpayer….
And Republicans have voted for a tax increase for the first time in a generation. Helluva way to kick off 2013. Continue reading