Lawmakers optimistic after ‘fiscal cliff’ talks
Posted: November 17, 2012 at 4:25 a.m.
Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress emerged from their first budget meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House at midday Friday and jointly expressed confidence that the two parties will reach an agreement before the end of the year to avert economy rattling tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts.
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