House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congress returns Tuesday to a crowded agenda of unfinished business after an election that left the balance of power unchanged but emboldened President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats. Trade with Russia, aid to farmers and a defense policy bill pack a list overshadowed by the urgent need to find a way to avoid tax increases and automatic spending cuts.
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published Monday, November 12th, 2012
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WASHINGTON — Congress returns Tuesday to a crowded agenda of unfinished business overshadowed by the urgent need for President Barack Obama and lawmakers to avert the economic double hit of tax increases and automatic spending cuts.