‘Fiscal cliff’ deal closer, Obama, McConnell say

Posted: December 29, 2012 at 3:25 a.m.

House Speaker John Boehner arrives Friday at the White House for a meeting between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders to negotiate an agreement regarding the “ÿscal cliff.”

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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