POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Gallup poll released July 13, 2011 “concluded that Americans want the majority of deficit reduction to come through spending cuts, but most favor some combination of reduced expenditures coupled with higher revenues”-Danny Yadron, Washington Wire.

” Jesus said, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”

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CNN: Obama calls Boehner, Reid to push two-month payroll tax extension
President Barack Obama called House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Wednesday as part of an ongoing — and so far unsuccessful — effort to resolve a partisan standoff over how best to extend the expiring payroll tax cut, according to the White House.

CNN: Senate Republican frustration mounting with House GOP
The House GOP is coming under increasing fire from fellow Republicans in the Senate for the payroll tax standoff with Democrats – which many in the GOP see as a growing political debacle.

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