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CNN: Republicans consider adding spending cuts to 'Plan B'
Apparently scrambling for votes on their alternative to a fiscal cliff deal – known as Plan B – House Republicans late Wednesday were considering expanding the scope of their tax cut extension measure to include spending cuts. The measure, according to GOP sources, would be modified in an effort to win support from Republicans who were concerned the extension without spending cuts was a net tax increase.
CNN: Clinton to testify before House panel in January
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify in January before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen told CNN on Wednesday. Clinton was slated to testify on the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya before the panel on Thursday, but canceled her scheduled Capitol Hill appearances after her office acknowledged on Saturday she had recently suffered a concussion and would be working from home this week.