Fiscal Cliff

Chances for Compromise on "Fiscal Cliff" Low After Indecisive Election

The electorate sent back the same bunch of politicians who haven't been able to agree over the last two years


A newly re-elected President Obama reached out to congressional leaders in search of cooperation Wednesday as Democrats and Republicans moved from a cliffhanger election to a "fiscal cliff."

Other than House Speaker John Boehner's purple tie, the appetite for compromise appeared more rhetorical than realistic.