1. FISCAL CLIFF

    Boehner: Dems Have ‘Done Nothing’

    Mark Wilson

    It seems the gloves are coming off. House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday blasted President Obama for not standing up to Democrats as both sides of the aisle attempt to reach a deal that that will avert the year-end “fiscal cliff.” Republicans have done more than their fair share to reach an agreement, Boehner said in a press conference, but Obama has failed to stand up his party and it’s slowing talks. Democrats, he said, have “done nothing” to avoid going over the cliff. Still, he pledged to continue talks with the president: “The country faces challenges, and the president and I, in our respective roles, have a responsibility to work together and get them a result.”

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