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The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground. —THOMAS JEFFERSON, 1788

Senate negotiators still at it over fiscal cliff

WaPo

Vice President Biden and Sen. Mitch McConnell were locked in urgent talks late Sunday over the “fiscal cliff” after Democrats offered several significant concessions on taxes, including a proposal to raise rates only on earnings over $450,000 a year.

With a New Year’s Eve deadline hours away, Democrats abandoned their earlier demand to raise tax rates on household income over $250,000 a year, as President Obama vowed during the recent presidential campaign.

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