It's an anxiety-filled waiting game for most in Congress, one likely to stretch well into the holidays.
President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner clearly hold most cards in the "fiscal-cliff" negotiations and they're playing them extremely close to the vest. So far, little can be gleaned on progress of the talks ahead of a Dec. 31 deadline.
"There's just not much to tell us," Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., said after a closed-door GOP meeting with Boehner.
Boehner told members to go home for Christmas — but return the next day.