The US Senate voted early New Year's Day for a measure to avert fiscal cliff tax hikes and spending cuts. The final vote was 89-8. The measure now goes to the House. (Jan. 1)
Werewolfking: Nothing but fake news. A Ticanderoga-class guided-missile cruiser, which is escorting the carrier, is equipped with the Aegis anti-missile defense system. In addition, the carrier's combat air patrol is equipped with missiles and can chase down any ICBM that N Korea launches as the aircraft are supersonic. Only the diesel subs are any threat to the carrier but that's why we have destroyers escorting it.