1. FISCAL CLIFF

    Romney Bashes Obama on Budget

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    Let the finger pointing begin. Mitt Romney accused President Obama of “passively allowing us to go over a fiscal cliff,” in his weekly podcast Saturday. The White House recently released a report detailing the $109 billion in cuts that will automatically be made Jan. 2 if a bipartisan agreement isn’t reached. The proposed trigger cuts were agreed upon by both Democrats and Republicans, including Paul Ryan. But that isn’t stopping the GOP presidential campaign from attacking the proposed budget slashing. “What kind of commander-in-chief forces Americans to choose between massive tax hikes that will undermine the economy and massive cuts to our military that will undermine national security?” Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said.

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