Fiscal Cliff Deadline: Sunday 3 P.M.


harry-reid-mitch-mcconnellThe Capitol’s halls may be dark and silent, but don’t be fooled. It’s getting down to the wire.

With only two days left before the nation barrels off the fiscal cliff, Senate leaders negotiated into the night over a new plan on taxing the rich, among other things. While the House and Senate are closed until this afternoon, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell were working hard-aides carried papers between the two leaders’ offices, only 60 steps apart.

While the deadline is Jan. 1, Reid and McConnell have set today at 3 p.m. as when the “clock ends.” That way, legislation will be set by tonight, and a vote will be held Monday afternoon.

But you know how that goes. Read more here.

{Andy Newscenter}