Obama: GOP stuck on ‘no’

Ill will miring deal on cliff, he surmises

Posted: December 20, 2012 at 12:29 a.m.

President Barack Obama gestures as he takes questions from reporters, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President Barack Obama on Wednesday accused House Republicans of letting their animosity toward him prevent them from approving a deal to avert the nation’s imminent fiscal crisis, even though the two sides had been close to a compromise days ago.

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