November 13th, 2012
09:01 PM ET

Obama meets with labor leaders as fiscal cliff looms over Washington

President Barack Obama met with labor leaders Tuesday to discuss the fiscal cliff. Jessica Yellin reports on what concessions he may have to make.

Obama tells labor leaders he's committed to 'protecting' middle class on taxes

President Barack Obama on Tuesday delivered a "strong" and "determined" defense of his intent to allow Bush-era tax cuts for wealthier Americans to expire while preserving cuts for middle-income earners, according to conversations with several people who attended a meeting between the president and labor and progressive leaders.

The meeting at the White House, along with a second unannounced meeting with representatives from roughly a dozen groups focused on women's issues, was the start of a lengthy process of negotiating a resolution to the nation's impending budget crisis.


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