Big drama on the negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff.
The President released his "opening bid" plan for dealing with the fiscal cliff last night. It calls for $1.6 trillion in new tax revenue over 10 years with cuts to entitlement spending to the tune of $400 billion. It also calls for another $50 for infrastructure stimulus spending. It also calls for a permanent fix for the debt ceiling. The GOP has flatly rejected it.
President Obama hits the road today to sell the plan in the Philadelphia suburbs. He will tour a manufacturing plant and then give a speech.
1105EST -- Air Force One arrives Philadelphia Intl Airport. POOL TAPE
1145EST -- POTUS tours The Rodon Group manufacturing facility in Hatfield, PA. POOL TAPE
1205EST -- POTUS delivers remarks at The Rodon Group manufacturing facility in Hatfield, PA. LIVE
Senate voted to bar indefinite detention of American citizens and legal residents.
Senate to vote today on more stringent Iran sanctions.
House expected to pass a bill to offer permanent residency to foreign students earning certain advanced degrees.
More fighting in Syria today as Internet and telephones remain offline for a second day.
The U.N. in a provocative move yesterday granted the Palestinians an upgraded status in the international body. The U.S. and Israel strenuously object.