President Obama Invokes Newtown Shooting to Press 'Cliff' Compromise

Invoking the somber aftermath of the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., President Obama today appealed to congressional Republicans to embrace a standing "fair deal" on taxes and spending that would avert the fiscal cliff in 13 days. "If there's one thing we should have after this week, it should be a sense of perspective about what's important," Obama said at a midday news conference. "I would like to think that members of that [Republican] caucus would say to themselves, 'You know what? We...Full Story
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