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Senate OKs short-term extension of payroll tax cut

Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., left, Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., center, and Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, right, and other Senate Republicans leave closed-door negotiations on the payroll tax cut extension and other measures Friday night, Dec. 16, 2011, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., left, Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., center, and Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, right, and other Senate Republicans leave closed-door negotiations on the payroll tax cut extension and other measures Friday night, Dec. 16, 2011, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., center, leaves closed-door negotiations with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, left, on the payroll tax cut extension and other measures Friday night, Dec. 16, 2011, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada , second left, leaves closed-door negotiations on the payroll tax cut extension and other measures as Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., far right, speaks with Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Friday night, Dec. 16, 2011, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Assistant Majority Leader Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., speaks with reporters following hold closed-door negotiations on the payroll tax cut extension and other measures Friday night, Dec. 16, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)