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Republicans back off from fiscal clash

EMPTY THREATS?Despite having previously vowed to play hardball over the nation’s debt ceiling and the earlier ‘fiscal cliff,’ Republicans again compromised on fiscal issues

Reuters, Washington

Republicans had promised to use the occasion to demand deep spending cuts from Obama and his Democrats, and some had said they were willing to push the government to the brink of default if their demands were not met.

That sort of rhetoric all but vanished on Friday.

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