Fiscal cliff negotiations: live updates

Statues of statesmen mark the interior of the Capitol Rotunda. Statues of statesmen mark the interior of the Capitol Rotunda. J. Scott Applewhite/AP

The countdown to solve the dreaded fiscal cliff expires as the fireworks go off at midnight, and Congressional leaders are furiously negotiating to reach some sort of settlement that will stave off the taxes hikes and spending cuts that everyone is desperate to avoid.

Our sister site, The Atlantic Wire, has a continuously updated page with all the latest developments.

The Fiscal Cliff Deadline: Live Updates

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