`Fiscal cliff` talks down to Obama and Boehner

Last Updated: Fri, Dec 07, 2012 21:01 hrs

pWith about three weeks left before the "fiscal cliff" deadline the task of avoiding the steep tax hikes and spending cuts was down to talks between Republican House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama according to Capitol Hill aidesppSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are "being kept in the loop" said an aide close to both Democratic leaders ready to work out any detailspp"The White House and Boehner have the most to work out so they do the most talking" the aide said on FridayppBoehner scheduled a news conference for 11 am EST1500 GMT to discuss the "fiscal cliff" talks "Theres been no progress" a senior House Republican aide saidp

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