‘Fiscal cliff’ deal closer, Obama, McConnell say
Posted: December 29, 2012 at 3:25 a.m.
President Barack Obama said Friday evening that progress had been made in make-or-break talks on the fiscal crisis, and he pronounced himself cautiously “optimistic,” as Senate leaders worked furiously on an agreement toward a bill to avert the worst of the economic punch from landing Tuesday.
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