Congress is due to return to work this week after the Thanksgiving break, having made little...

|By:, SA News Editor

Congress is due to return to work this week after the Thanksgiving break, having made little progress on a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff." While the cliff is five weeks away, a Democratic aide says the real deal making usually happens at the last minute, which is "two weeks away." Still, Republican leaders are coming round to the idea of increasing revenues, although not through tax hikes, while Democrats are willing to compromise a bit on entitlement reform.