Lawmakers ambled back into town on Tuesday for the first time since September. Lots on their plate during the lame-duck session, most important will be avoiding the so-called “FISCAL CLIFF” that has financial markets, economists and policymakers and the rest of us rattled because of its potential to send the economy into a tailspin. WHAT FISCAL CLIFF? The Senate closed up shop, leaving town until after Thanksgiving, following a back-and-forth between Democrats and Republicans over the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and other bills on the to-do list.
30 Nov 2012