Could the David Petraeus scandal sabotage fiscal cliff talks?
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Could Petraeus scandal enable fiscal cliff deal by diverting media glare?
With media locked on the melodrama involving the ex-CIA director and his biographer Ė and now ensnaring other top officials Ė the looming fiscal cliff wrangle is receiving less attention than anticipated. That could help.
Everyone was expecting this to be a week of high drama in Washington: In the wake of his reelection, President Obama would begin official negotiations with congressional Republicans to fix the so-called ďfiscal cliff,Ē the combination of automatic spending cuts and massive tax increases scheduled to hit at the end of the year.
Both sides have indicated a desire to work together, but the policy preferences between them remain stark, and a deal is far from certain. If they fail to find a solution, the ramifications would be potentially disastrous for the nation's economy.
the adultery scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell..... has created a big, unexpected problem for the president, who now has to scramble to fill two top personnel gaps on his national security team.
But there may be one silver lining: It is, so far, allowing the fiscal cliff maneuverings to proceed with only a fraction of the attention they would otherwise have received. And that may ultimately be more conducive to getting a deal.
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[link to www.csmonitor.com]
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