Impasse on 'Cliff' Threatens Holiday, Sandy Relief

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner will meet at 5 p.m. at the White House in the latest attempt to break through an impasse in their "fiscal cliff" talks. But in Washington there is increasing pessimism about a deal by Christmas and now threatening to sidetrack billions in federal aid for victims of superstorm Sandy. "It's still a work in progress," Obama told reporters today of the prospect of a deal. After weeks of public posturing and private negotiations, both sides remain...Full Story
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