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Senate ready for some football; adjourns Sunday without reaching fiscal cliff deal

OK, I was mostly joking when I said earlier today that fiscal cliff talks would not impinge on viewing of or attendance at tonight's Cowboys vs. Redskins NFL game in suburban Washington, D.C.

Well ...

The Hill newspaper reports that the Senate, whose leaders have taken over the negotiations, left just before 7:30 p.m Eastern time.

That gave lawmakers and their staffers plenty of time to make it to their box seats at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., -- I know, as the hubby and I used to commute from our Capitol Hill jobs to our Prince George's County home in nearby Greenbelt. -- or to television screens at their homes or nearby sports bars in time for the NFC East division title game kickoff.

Coincidence? I think not.


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