1. FISCAL BLAME GAME

    Reid: Boehner Runs a 'Dictatorship'

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    With just five days to go, Senate leader Harry Reid is sounding off on the fiscal cliff, predicting that the national will take the dreaded fall on Jan. 1—and blaming John Boehner's "dictatorship" over the House for Washington's failure to come up with a plan. Meanwhile, President Obama is back in town from Hawaii and hitting the phones, dialing up Congress's four top leaders; Republican Sen. Scott Brown broke news of a nascent deal but then appeared to be dead wrong; and the House is now adjourned until Monday. Happy new year. 

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    The Senate Majority leader told Congress today that the Speaker is running the House like a ‘dictatorship’ and that all Boehner cares about is keeping his job—and not keeping the country on track financially.

    Read it at The Washington Post