Lawmakers Back In Washington To Battle Cliff

U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders were due to meet on Friday (December 28) to make a last-ditch attempt to steer the American economy away from the "fiscal cliff" that could prompt a sharp spike in the tax collector's bill, a jump in the cost of consumer goods, and a reduction in the paychecks of most workers. Obama was due to confer with House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Republican side, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and S