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2 GOP senators call for fiscal cliff deal

WASHINGTON — With little more than a week for lawmakers to avert huge tax increases and spending cuts, attention is turning from the gridlocked House to the Senate, where some Republicans on Sunday endorsed President Obama’s call for a partial deal to insulate most Americans from the tax increases but defer a resolution on spending.

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican of Texas, and Senator Johnny Isakson, Republican of Georgia, implored Senate leaders to reach an accommodation with Obama when Congress returns on Thursday, even if that means that taxes would go up for those with high incomes but that spending cuts would be put off.

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