President Obama, House Speaker Boehner discuss "fiscal cliff"-aide

Wed Dec 5, 2012 5:36pm EST

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WASHINGTON Dec 5 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner, locked in a stalemate over the "fiscal cliff," spoke by telephone this afternoon, a Boehner spokesman said.

The spokesman offered no additional information, but the conversation marked the first time in a week that the two key figures talked to each other in the drive for a bipartisan deal.

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