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TAKE YOUR TIME Senators in No Rush to Return to D.C. Win McNamee / Getty

Senators in No Rush to Return to D.C.

The fiscal-cliff clock is ticking, but as the Jan. 1 deadline nears, there hardly appears to be a sense of urgency on Capitol Hill. Few senators have chosen to return to their offices before Thursday, and House Republican leaders have yet to give fellow members the promised 48-hour warning before they anticipate returning. Despite the fact that lawmakers seem to be making the most of their Christmas break, they still insist a deal to avoid sending the U.S. economy over the dreaded fiscal cliff is still possible.

December 26, 2012 4:50 PM