President Barack Obama speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President Barack Obama and members of Congress are heading back to Washington but that doesn't mean there's hope of a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff." Congressional officials say they don't know of any significant strides toward a compromise during the long Christmas weekend, and they say no negotiations have been set. The Senate is due in session tomorrow, but the House has no plans to convene. Obama will be back late tonight from his Christmas vacation in Hawaii.