Boehner still pitching firm cuts for tax rise

Posted: December 14, 2012 at 3 a.m.

House Speaker John Boehner uses a chart during a news conference Thursday in Washington to emphasize his point that government spending complicates the negotiations on avoiding the “fiscal cliff.”

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met for 50 minutes Thursday at the White House on the budget stalemate.

Americans express 'fiscal cliff' frustration

Residents of several Southern states were asked Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, about their opinions on the "fiscal cliff." From business owners to retired farmers, people spoke about their concerns and frustrations.
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