Closed-door payroll-tax holiday deals now the norm

Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of Arizona, accompanied by fellow Republicans Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming (left) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky (right), criticizes Democrats on the deadlocked bipartisan payroll-tax conference panel Tuesday at a news conference. (Associated Press)

Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of Arizona, accompanied by fellow Republicans Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming (left) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky (right), criticizes Democrats on the deadlocked bipartisan payroll-tax conference panel Tuesday at a news conference. (Associated Press)

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