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As of 3:45pm today, House Republicans are blocking the budget bill that passed the Senate to avert the ‘fiscal cliff’ with an 89-9 vote. Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-OH) called the Senate “sleep-deprived octogenarians” and said House Republicans now demand “symbolic” spending cuts be added. A Senate Democratic aide rejected the call for amendments, saying “We’re done,” and there are enough House Democrats to vote with Republicans and pass the Senate bill. Will this blatantly partisan display finally end the media’s false equivalence meme?