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Biden, McConnell help seal deal in Senate; fiscal cliff bill heads to House

BY ANDREW TAYLOR

ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON (AP) – Legislation to negate a fiscal cliff of across-the-board tax increases and sweeping spending cuts to the Pentagon and other government agencies is headed to the GOP-dominated House after bipartisan, middle-of-the-night approval in the Senate capped a New Year's Eve drama unlike any other in the annals of Congress.

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