The nation in brief

Posted: December 8, 2012 at 4:59 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “They cry wolf every time. It always ends up being resolved. So I just ignore it.” Mike Granger, a computer programmer for the Navy, as federal agencies sharpen their plans for forced spending cuts if the administration and Congress are unable to avert the “fiscal cliff” Article, 1A

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