Boehner gives up on his "fiscal cliff" plan

12/20/2012 | Reuters · Washington Post, The · USA Today

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, was forced to abandon his "fiscal cliff" proposal aimed at extracting more concessions from President Barack Obama when it became clear there wasn't enough support to pass the measure in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Mr. Boehner's inability to produce enough votes for his own plan raises the level of uncertainty about whether Republican leaders and Mr. Obama can reach a deal before the year ends.

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