Republicans and Democrats agree: Election season may have ended just four days ago, but it's already time to get back to work. In this case, "back to work" might mean "back to fighting."
Leaders in both parties made their opening bids Friday on how to deal with the tax, spending and debt problems that face the country at the end of this year.
While the scenario echoes last year's spending battle, there are some differences that could push the parties toward the resolution they never reached last time around.
Where The President Stands