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8:45 PM ET, January 1, 2013

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Politico:
House plans to act on cliff deal  —  The House will vote Tuesday night on the Senate-passed bill to avert the fiscal cliff, likely paving the way for the deal to become law, as President Barack Obama has said he will sign it.  —  If the House acts as expected — with House Democrats expected …
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Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
CBO: ‘Fiscal cliff’ deal carries $4 trillion price tag over next decade  —  The Senate deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” will add roughly $4 trillion to the deficit when compared to current law, according to new numbers from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
Discussion: Politico, CNN and The Gateway Pundit
Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
House Republicans gauging support for two budget options  —  House Republican leaders will assess support within their conference for two options on the Senate's “fiscal cliff” compromise before deciding whether to try to amend the legislation and send it back to the upper chamber, lawmakers and aides said.
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Say Yes to the Mess  —  The fiscal cliff deal that the Senate passed early this morning is ridiculous in too many ways to count.  There seem to be no figures from the Congressional Budget Office and only “very preliminary” figures from the Joint Tax Committee about the real spending and revenue implications.
Discussion: CNNMoney.com and The Daily Caller
Brian Beutler / Talking Points Memo:
Could A Boehner-Cantor Rift Send The Country Over The Fiscal Cliff?  —  A rift at the highest level of House Republican leadership is imperiling Senate-backed legislation to yank the economy back from over the fiscal cliff — legislation that House Republicans directly asked their GOP counterparts in the Senate to negotiate and pass.
John Stanton / BuzzFeed:
Republicans Prepare For Key Vote On Fiscal Cliff Deal  —  Speaker John Boehner breaks with conservative rebels.  An almost unheard of moment in the House: Republicans will rely on Democrats to make a deal.  —  Image by Jacquelyn Martin / AP  —  WASHINGTON — Less than 12 hours …
Discussion: Washington Post
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
Boehner's 100 loyal soldiers might give him political cover on ‘fiscal cliff’  —  Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) has about 100 Republican members he can count on if and when the Senate-passed “fiscal-cliff” bill hits the House floor, according to an analysis by The Hill.
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
GOP Congressmen Suggest Republican Senators Who Voted For ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Compromise Were Drunk  —  House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), who is joining a growing number of Republicans trying to add more spending cuts to the last-minute fiscal cliff deal and send it back to the Senate …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Hullabaloo
David Rogers / Politico:
The price tag: $4 trillion added to deficit  —  The White House-Senate Republican tax compromise could add almost $4 trillion in debt over the next 10 years, according to Congressional Budget Office estimates, which attribute most of the cost to lost revenues or payments on refundable tax credits.
Discussion: Truthdig and The Gateway Pundit
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Senate Passes Tax Increases on Wealthy Americans
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
U.S. Fiscal Cliff Deal Leaves House Republicans Angry, Deal In Jeopardy
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Democrats will reject House changes to tax bill, aides say
Discussion: ABCNEWS and AMERICAblog
David Brooks / New York Times:
Another Fiscal Flop
Fox News:
Fiscal crisis measure now heads to the House for approval
Paul Krugman:
Perspective on the Deal  —  To make sense of what just happened, we need to ask what is really at stake, and how much difference the budget deal makes in the larger picture.  —  So, what are the two sides really fighting about?  Surely the answer is, the future of the welfare state.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
‘Journal News’ hires armed security guards  —  The Journal News of West Nyack, N.Y., has hired armed security guards to defend its offices after receiving a torrent of phone calls and emails responding to the paper's publication of the names and addresses of area residents with pistol permits.
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Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Part 1 of the Fiscal Cliff is Over.  Now Gird Yourself for Part 2.  —  The fiscal cliff is dead.  Long live the fiscal cliff.  —  It's over.  Sort of.  The Senate voted 89-8 to prevent middle-class taxes from rising while allowing rates to increase for taxpayers with incomes over $450,000.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Kathy Griffin Kisses Anderson Cooper's Crotch On National Television  —  No matter what vulgar things Kathy Griffin does on CNN's live New Year's Eve broadcasts, the folks at the supposedly most trusted name in news continue to invite her back.  —  On Monday night's program …
Peter Baker / New York Times:
View From the Left: Obama ‘Kept Giving Stuff Away’  —  President Obama's fiscal deal with Republicans has touched off a fresh wave of grievance among disappointed liberals who complained that he caved in on taxes and sent a signal that he would ultimately surrender on other priorities as he prepared to open his second term.
Discussion: The Agonist, Hullabaloo and Firedoglake
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Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
White House Claims Victory In Fiscal Deal
Discussion: Politico and The Daily Caller
Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
Wonkbook: Everything you need to know about the fiscal cliff deal
Donovan Slack / Politico:
White House declares victory  —  The White House issued a “fact sheet” statement Tuesday declaring the fiscal cliff agreement a victory, though the House has yet to vote on the measure.  —  “At this make or break moment for the middle class, the President achieved a bipartisan solution …
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