Boehner sees "serious differences" on resolving US fiscal 'cliff'

WASHINGTON Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:28am EST

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WASHINGTON Dec 12 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday he still has "serious differences" with President Barack Obama over how to resolve the year-end "fiscal cliff" as top Republicans vowed to stay in Washington until just before - and after - Christmas to reach a deal.

"I was born with a glass half full. I remain the most optimistic person in this town. But we've got some serious differences," Boehner told reporters at a news conference.