Lawmakers Leave Room For Split-the-Difference Deal To Avert Fiscal Cliff

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A U.S. flag flies outside the Capitol as it is surrounded by fog in... News PhotoBudget,Cloud - Sky,Congress,Debt,Finance,Flag,Fog,Government,Horizontal,North America,Politics,President,The Americas,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergA U.S. flag flies outside the Capitol as it is surrounded by fog in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Lawmakers from both parties are leaving rhetorical room for a split-the-difference agreement with President Barack Obama on a U.S. budget deal . Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images