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Axelrod: Tax-Cut Deal Will Pass

Despite noisy objections from liberal Democrats, Obama’s top adviser David Axelrod said Sunday that he’s confident the president’s tax-cut compromise will pass muster in Congress. Beginning Monday, the Senate will debate the plan—which includes a 13-month extension of unemployment benefits as well, an extension of all the Bush-era tax cuts, and an additional grab bag of cuts—and is expected to pass it. Then it’s up to House Democrats to bring it to the floor in the lower chamber, which Axelrod says they’ll do in spite of their voiced reluctance. “We believe that when it comes back to the House, that we will get a vote, and we’ll prevail there,” Axelrod said on CNN’s State of the Union.