Obama: We can get it done

Before Hawaii trip, he urges at least a minimal ‘cliff’ deal

Posted: December 22, 2012 at 3:03 a.m.

“I offered to compromise with Republicans in Congress,” President Barack Obama said Friday. “I met them halfway on taxes, and I met them more than halfway on spending.”

President Barack Obama said Friday that he still believes that Congress can pass a deal to avert the approaching “fiscal cliff,” and he urged both parties to craft at least a minimal package he can sign into law before Jan. 1.

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