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Now the real battle begins: ‘fiscal cliff’ looms for Obama with Congress deadlocked

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/07/2012

Anne Penketh

The US Congress faces continuing gridlock as the country hurtles towards a “fiscal cliff”, with the House of Representatives and the Senate remaining as divided as before amid record spending by outside groups to influence the result.
One notable result in the Senate was the upset victory by Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate who defeated Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts for the seat held over decades by Democratic legend Ted Kennedy.
However, another feature of the election was the punishment of at least two Tea Party-backed Senate hopefuls who, after winning the support of the Republican Party’s conservative grass roots in primary elections, failed to be endorsed by their states’ electorate as a whole.
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"Now the real battle begins: ‘fiscal cliff’ looms for Obama with Congress deadlocked ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juillet 2012. Consulté le 17/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/now-the-real-battle-begins-fiscal-cliff-looms-for-obama-with-congress-deadlocked-