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Los Angeles Times:
House approves ‘fiscal cliff’ deal, rescinding broad tax hike  —  This post has been updated.  See below for details.  —  WASHINGTON — The House gave final approval Tuesday night to a bill to rescind tax increases for the vast majority of Americans, but only after a day of closed-door …
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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 …
David Rogers / Reuters:
House pulls plug on Sandy aid bill  —  House Republicans abruptly pulled the plug Tuesday night on their promise to take up this week an emergency supplemental disaster aid bill for Northeast states damaged by Hurricane Sandy.  —  The decision is a stunning reversal since just hours …
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).
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Amid Pressure, House Passes Fiscal Deal  —  WASHINGTON — House Republicans, fearful of blame and political recrimination for looming tax increases on most Americans, reversed course on Tuesday and cleared the way for House approval of a measure that would avert most of the increases …
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.
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal Also Doles Out Millions for Hollywood, Railroads, Rum Producers  —  The “fiscal cliff” compromise has been heralded as a saving grace for middle class taxpayers, their families and the unemployed.  —  But buried in the fine print of the 150-page deal are also some lesser-known …
Discussion: BREITBART.COM and ABCNEWS
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
David Rogers / Politico:
The price tag: $4 trillion added to deficit
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
Boehner's 100 loyal soldiers might give him political cover on ‘fiscal cliff’
John Stanton / BuzzFeed:   Republicans Prepare To Vote On Fiscal Deal
Peter Baker / New York Times:
On the Left, Seeing Obama Giving Away Too Much, Again
Discussion: The Reaction, The Week and Daily Kos
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Democrats will reject House changes to tax bill, aides say
Discussion: AMERICAblog and ABCNEWS
Politico:
House set for final vote on fiscal cliff
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
White House Claims Victory In Fiscal Deal
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Politico
Fox News:
Fiscal crisis measure now heads to the House for approval
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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Dskriloff / The Rockland County Times:
The Journal News is Armed and Dangerous  —  ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES EXCLUSIVE  —  Armed guards from RGA Investigations have taken up post at the Journal News' Rockland County headquarters  —  Journal News' Rockland headquarters in West Nyack, Town of Clarkstown  —  Guns are good for the goose but NOT for the gander.
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge:
Putting America's Tax Hike In Perspective  —  One of those occasions when one picture really does speak a thousands words.  —  Houston, we may have a spending problem.  —  Average:  —  Your rating: None Average: 4.9 (79 votes)
Discussion: National Review and Doug Ross
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David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
House Passes Fiscal Cliff Deal  —  The House of Representatives gave final passage to the fiscal cliff deal Tuesday night.  The final vote was 257-167.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Say Yes to the Mess  —  The fiscal cliff deal that the Senate …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
An Optimistic Take On the “Cliff” Deal  —  Here are some glass-half-full observations on last night's McConnell-Biden fiscal deal from an inveterate optimist.  —  Raising taxes on those who are already paying roughly double their fair share, while leaving everyone else's taxes the same, is lousy public policy.
 
 
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