December 13, 2011 6:52 PM

Congress is stymied, as usual, on year-end must-do list

President Barack Obama and a bitterly divided Congress have 18 days to figure out whether to continue a Social Security payroll tax cut, avoid a huge drop in Medicare payments to doctors and maintain many unemployment benefits. But Tuesday no one knew where the two warring political parties could find common ground.

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