1. Crisis

    Obama: Pressure House on Fiscal Cliff

    President Barack Obama waves after speaking at the Rodon Group, which manufactures over 95% of the parts for K'NEX Brands toys, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, in Hatfield, Pa.  The visit comes as the White House continues a week of public outreach efforts, while also attempting to negotiate a deal with congressional leaders.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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    The debate over the solution to the fiscal cliff continued on Saturday when Utah Rep. Orrin Hatch released a strong criticism of Obama's plan for the crisis, calling it "a classic bait-and-switch on the American people.” President Obama, meanwhile, used his weekly radio address on Saturday to urge Americans to pressure the House to pass his plan to deal with the fiscal cliff, which House Speaker John Boehner reportedly rejected on Thursday. So what now? If no deal goes through by Dec. 31, a series of draconian spending cuts will automatically go into effect while the Bush tax cuts will expire.

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