By Bernie Becker, with help from Elena Chiriboga, Toby Eckert and Brian Faler, Politico.
REST UP NOW: Because it appears that things are really going to heat up on the 50 or so tax extenders after lawmakers get back to Washington from their own food coma-inducing Thanksgiving break. At least Congress avoided a replay of last year’s Thanksgiving week roller coaster of killing an emerging deal to make some extenders permanent just as details were leaking out.
BUT … As our Brian Faler points out, the central obstacles to a deal that would permanently revive some business incentives (for Republicans) and tax breaks for working families (for Democrats) haven’t gone anywhere over the past year. To make matters even hairier, those problems just happen to be caught up in the scalding hot realm of immigration politics.