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President Obama, House Speaker Boehner discuss "fiscal cliff": aide
December 5, 2012 / 10:39 PM / in 5 years

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

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

U.S. President Barack Obama hosts a bipartisan meeting with Congressional leaders in the Roosevelt Room of White House to discuss the economy, November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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.

Writing by Tom Ferraro and Steve Holland, editing by Stacey JOyce

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