Lame-duck Congress: What are the issues?

Published On: Nov 15 2012 10:17:04 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 15 2012 10:16:54 AM EST

The lame-duck Congress faces a long list of problems to solve by the end of the year.

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Fiscal Cliff -- The biggest issue by far is what's known as the "fiscal cliff," which refers to the expiration of a series of economic measures (tax relief, reauthorization of unemployment insurance and the Job Creation Act of 2010) that are set to end this year.

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