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Obama, Boehner clash as cliff edge approaches

Obama, Boehner clash as cliff edge approaches

by David Espo
and Ben Feller
The Associated Press

Published Dec 19, 2012 10:16PM MDT

Washington • Fiscal cliff talks at a partisan standoff, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner swapped barbed political charges on Wednesday yet carefully left room for further negotiations on an elusive deal to head off year-end tax increases and spending cuts that threaten the national economy.
Republicans should “peel off the war paint” and take the deal he’s offering, Obama said sharply at the White House. He buttressed his case by noting he had won re-election with a call fo...

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