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The Late Edition: December 10, 2012

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Last week Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) left Congress to join the Heritage Foundation. DeMint has earned straight “A” grades from NTU Rates Congress for his outstanding commitment to protecting taxpayers’ wallets since he was first elected Senator in 2005.

Without a deal on the Fiscal Cliff, many state budget officials are concerned about the ambiguous future of funding and calling for Congress to act.

President Obama attempted to sell his tax increases on upper-income earners in Michigan today, and still shows very little flexibility on yielding to GOP calls for spending cuts as part of any debt deal to avoid the Fiscal Cliff.