Fiscal Cliff

Obama, GOP Campaign over Fiscal Cliff

Guys, the election is over?


'Tis the season for spreading holiday cheer and, this year, urgent messages about the "fiscal cliff."

President Obama, Republican lawmakers and an army of independent advocacy groups have mounted an aggressive new public campaign to highlight the stakes in a deal to avoid an economically toxic package of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts could take hold in 35 days.

The push has all the makings of a political campaign -- coming just three weeks after Election Day -- but with the nation's debt taking center stage instead of an individual candidate.