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Fiscal cliff talks intense; Obama and Boehner talk

Despite an intensifying pace, little progress is being reported in talks on averting automatic spending cuts and tax increases that economists fear could send the U.S.... Read more »

Dec. 12, 2012

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GOP's Boehner says Obama slow-walking cliff talks

House Speaker John Boehner accused President Barack Obama on Tuesday of slow-walking negotiations to avoid the "fiscal cliff" and urged him to name specific cuts in... Read more »

Dec. 11, 2012

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Senate GOP leader calls on Democrats to spell out cuts

Senate Republican Leader Mitch Connell insisted on Tuesday that President Barack Obama and Democrats spell out where they would cut government spending as part of any... Read more »

Dec. 11, 2012

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No one retreating; cliff talks seem at standstill

A year-end deadline approaching, quiet negotiations to avoid an economy-rattling "fiscal cliff" yielded no tangible signs of progress on Monday as Republicans pressed... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2012

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GOP 'fiscal cliff' plan echoes failed budget talks

Republicans are proposing a "fiscal cliff" plan that revives ideas from failed budget talks with President Barack Obama last year, calling for raising the eligibility... Read more »

Dec. 4, 2012

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