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Report: WH, Lawmakers Hold Weekend Fiscal Cliff Summit

President Barack Obama met with congressional leaders over the weekend to discuss how the country can avoid the fiscal cliff, Reuters reports. The cliff is scheduled to kick in Jan. 2 through $600 billion in tax increases and $109 million in spending cuts under sequestration, Mark Felsenthal writes. Felsenthal reports …

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Report: Obama, Top Lawmakers Agree to Future Tax Reform Talks

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders agreed Friday to work on a framework for reforming the U.S. tax code and entitlement programs, Reuters reports. According to Richard Cowan’s report, this agreement came during the first meeting between Obama and top lawmakers from both parties since the election. Attendees included House …

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Sen. Corker Confident in Lawmakers Reaching Fiscal Cliff Compromise

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) expressed optimism in an interview with Fox News Sunday that lawmakers can reach a deficit reduction agreement and avoid the fiscal cliff. According to The Hill newspaper’s account of the interview, Corker said such a deal would prevent the higher tax rates and spending cuts under …

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Report: Geithner to Play Supporting Role in Fiscal Cliff Talks

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will play a supporting role in negotiations between the White House and Congress on how to resolve the fiscal cliff, GovExec reports. Steve Bell, a budget analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center, told the website Geithner will be sought for economic policy advice between likely lead …

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