Top Links: Fiscal cliff redux and the Sandy Hurricane relief fight

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Vice President Biden helped craft the last-minute fiscal cliff deal.
Vice President Biden helped craft the last-minute fiscal cliff deal.
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The fiscal cliff is averted; the new fiscal fights have begun.

  • The fiscal cliff deal is law—to the chagrin of almost everyone involved. (Roll Call)
  • Here’s the rundown of what the deal does accomplish. (Wonkblog)
  • Here’s the rundown of what the deal doesn’t accomplish. (The Atlantic Wire) and (The Wall Street Journal)
  • And that means months of more fiscal fighting on everything from the debt ceiling to entitlement cuts. (The Washington Post)
  • At one point in the negotiations, Speaker Boehner told Senate Majority Leader Reid, “Go f*** yourself.” (Politico)
  • Not everyone on the left is happy with the deal that President Obama made. (Political Wire)
  • However, Speaker Boehner may have the more immediate problem: He’s angered a bipartisan group of Northeast House members, after punting on the Hurricane Sandy relief funding. (First Read)
  • That means all the work that went into crafting and passing a bill in the Senate is all for naught and the entire process must begin again. (The Hill)
  • Republican New York Rep. Peter King is so mad he’s threatened to switch parties (sort of): “People in my party, they wonder why they’re becoming a minority party, they’re writing off New York, they’re writing off New Jersey. Well, they’ve written me off, and they’re going to have a hard time getting my vote, I can tell you that.” (National Review)

Top Links: Fiscal cliff redux and the Sandy Hurricane relief fight

Updated