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McConnell reaches out to Biden, Reid steps back

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has appealed directly to Vice President Biden to try to break an impasse in negotiations to avoid the 'fiscal cliff,' as Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) steps back from talks. On the Senate floor just after 2 p.m., McConnell said he had delivered Senate Democrats an offer at 7 p.m. Saturday, and had yet to hear back from them with a potential counter-offer. In hopes of reaching a last-minute deal, McConnell said he had reached out to Biden. 'I was here all day yesterday,' McConnell noted as he spoke.

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