Dec 31, 2012 8:18 AM by Garrett Boyd

Working out the sticking points

WASHINGTON (AP) - The key sticking points remain the same - taxing the wealthy and cutting the budget to pay for Democratic spending proposals.

The one thing different is that the deadline to avert the so-called fiscal cliff is getting closer - it's midnight tonight.

Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and top administration bargainer Rob Nabors worked late last night in hopes of settling those differences. And the House and Senate plan to meet today.


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