Fiscal Cliff

School Shooting May Be Pushing Fiscal Cliff Talks Forward

DC trying to get the issue behind them to focus on the next one

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There is a new issue hovering over the "fiscal cliff" talks: The Connecticut school shooting.

The fallout from the massacre of 20 elementary school children and seven adults in Newtown, Conn.—and the calls for a government response to the issue of gun violence—may well be pushing both sides to reach a new debt reduction agreement and get the issue behind them.