As GOP demands deficit cuts to raise debt limit, fight from 2011 makes a return appearance

  • by: JIM KUHNHENN , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 6, 2012 - 4:06 PM

WASHINGTON - The political fight that took the nation to the verge of defaulting on its debts last year is back, overshadowed by "fiscal cliff" disputes but with consequences far graver than looming tax hikes and steep spending cuts.

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