By Matt Smith, CNN
updated 9:47 PM EST, Mon December 31, 2012

(CNN) -- Senate leaders and the White House struck a last-minute deal to avert the feared fiscal cliff Monday night, with Vice President Joe Biden headed to the Capitol Hill to pitch the plan to fellow Democrats.

"Happy New Year," Biden, who became the Democratic point man in the talks, told reporters. "Did you think we would be here New Year's Eve?"


Well imagine that!!! Lord Obama saves the day!!!