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December 21st, 2012
08:15 PM ET

Obama calls for scaled-down cliff deal

Just 10 days before we fall off the fiscal cliff and there's still no deal in sight. President Obama urged Congress to broker a scaled-down deal.

"I just spoke to Speaker Boehner and also met with Senator Reid - in the next few days I've asked leaders of Congress to work towards a package... that's an achievable goal that can get done in 10 days," Obama said.

Outfront tonight: Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin and Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash.


Filed under: Economy • Fiscal Cliff
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  1. Arik Fetscher

    Congrats on the wedding, hope for the best for you both as I am sure you can support and build each other. As others of us move on and wish that you find the joy you needed.

    December 23, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Reply
  2. matt a

    All that "work' for just tinkering around the edges. The president may know basic math, but he hasn't fully internalized the concept of compound interest.

    I wonder when he'll come to grips with governing an unruly nation after the economic collapse hits like a freight train.

    The fact that Americans were making a run on gun stores even before Sandy Hook should make him reassess his economic strategy.

    Is this the scenario he's hoping for? It's right around the corner.

    December 22, 2012 at 10:48 am | Reply

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