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Obama to meet congressional leaders on Friday

 President Barack Obama waves to reporters as he steps off the Marine One helicopter and walks on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, Thu...
 President Barack Obama walks past a Marine honor guard as he steps off the Marine One helicopter and walks on the South Lawn at the White House in Wa...
 President Barack Obama walks down the the lower steps instead of the usual longer stairway from Air Force One upon his arrival at Andrews Air Force B...
 President Barack Obama returns a Marine honor guard's salute as he steps off the Marine One helicopter and walks on the South Lawn at the White House...

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President Barack Obama waves to reporters as he steps off the Marine One helicopter and walks on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, Thu...

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President Barack Obama walks past a Marine honor guard as he steps off the Marine One helicopter and walks on the South Lawn at the White House in Wa...

Obama

President Barack Obama walks down the the lower steps instead of the usual longer stairway from Air Force One upon his arrival at Andrews Air Force B...

Obama

President Barack Obama returns a Marine honor guard's salute as he steps off the Marine One helicopter and walks on the South Lawn at the White House...

The Senate's top Republican says President Barack Obama has asked congressional leaders to convene at the White House for last-minute talks on a "fiscal cliff" deal that avoids automatic tax increases and broad spending cuts.
Senate Republcian Leader Mitch McConnell says the leaders are expected to meet with the president Friday, just four days before the government goes over the so-called fiscal cliff if Congress and Obama don't act.
The meeting would be the first time Obama has huddled with all of the top members of Congress since Nov. 16 and would represent that last hope for a deal before the new year. Obama spoke to each leader individually Wednesday before returning from vacation in Hawaii.
Obama and congressional Democrats want a deal that would let tax rates rise for the wealthiest taxpayers.


Updated : 2021-07-31 19:13 GMT+08:00