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Washington's playing poker with the fiscal cliff


Poker faces have invaded Capitol Hill as the White House and Congress try to get the other to make a misstep in the ongoing negotiations

to avoid going over the fiscal cliff on Dec. 31 at midnight.

Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner has offered a plan to cut deficits by $2.2 trillion over a 10 year period, his counter to the president’s $2 trillion cut in our nation’s deficit.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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