Senate opens last session of the year with no ‘Cliff’ deal

Harry Reid opened the last Senate session of 2012 telling the American public that no deal has yet been reached by saying “some issues are left to be resolved.”

Sen. Majority Leader Reid had said yesterday that he had hoped to be announcing a deal at today’s opening. V.P. Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) had been working to close the gap on spending and taxation. As of 11:00am on Monday, no deal had been reached.