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December 15, 2011
It's almost Christmas time again and Washington is right where it is supposed to be around this time of year: at a standstill. Democrats and Republicans remain far apart in negotiations over the payroll tax and annual spending bills. The fight is between Democrats who are campaigning on class warfare themes and Republicans who remain solidly behind the rhetoric of job creation. And in this annual stare down over politics and policy, we just saw the Democrats blink.