Aides to President Barack Obama told CNN Wednesday the President has already called key congressional leaders in both parties to talk about his agenda, and find ways to work together to avert the fiscal cliff.
House Speaker John Boehner responded this afternoon:
"For this to work we need to plan for a serious process focused on substance, not on theatrics. It will require weeks of work, rather than a weekend of photo ops. It won't happen around the campfire at Camp David or in a secret room of some Air Force Base or, as much as I'd like, over 18 holes of golf. This is going take time but if we're all striving for a solution, I'm confident that we can get there."
OutFront tonight: Rep. Chris Van Hollen – Democrat of Maryland. He's Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee and was a member of the Super Committee on deficit reduction.