First Word: Fiscal cliff deal passes

Updated
Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
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Happy New Year from all of us here at The Last Word to you. Politics got off to a bumpy start in 2013, with the House passing the Senate’s bill to avert the fiscal cliff late Tuesday night. But, the showdown isn’t over yet. In a few weeks, lawmakers will be forced to revisit the issue of spending cuts and the debt ceiling.

Lawrence O’Donnell is back in the anchor chair tonight at 10pm ET. Here’s a look at stories the LW staff enjoyed reading this afternoon.

First Word: Fiscal cliff deal passes

Updated