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Friday, December 21, 2012

December 21, 2012 - Morning Headlines

- Speaker of the House John Boehner's "Plan B" Fiscal Cliff proposal did not come up for a vote in the House. This plan would have extended the Bush Era Tax Cuts for those making < $1,000,000 without addressing spending. It was a stopgap measure to ensure tax rates did not increase on most Americans (CNN):

- One of the two bank robbers that repelled down from twenty stories up in a federal jail in Chicago has been caught. Jose Banks was apprehended without incident in Chicago. The other escapee, Kenneth Conley, remains at large (CBS News):

- President Obama, in a video clip on the White House petitions website, tells gun control petitioners, "we hear you" (USA Today):

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