The Fix’s ‘fiscal cliff’ winners and losers

Among the winners in the fiscal cliff negotiations: Vice President Biden, The Fix writes:

"Biden’s entrance into the cliff negotiations over the weekend — after a personal plea from Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell — seemed to serve as a sort of oiling of locked Congressional gears. The press in the wake of the deal (and even in the runup to the final agreement) will focus on the idea of Biden as the closer, the guy who got the debt ceiling and fiscal cliff deals done for the White House. ... That narrative helps Biden in the still-way-behind-the-scenes 2016 game too — although if the fiscal cliff deal is ultimately judged as having given away too much to Republicans, it has the potential to bite Biden down the line."

Check out the full winners and losers list here.

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