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AP source: Obama not making new 'cliff' offer

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

A person familiar with the details says President Barack Obama is not making a new `fiscal cliff' offer at his high-stakes meeting with congressional leaders at the White House.
Obama instead is spelling out again a plan he says can pass the House and Senate, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was unauthorized to speak publicly about the private meeting.
Obama wants a bill to halt looming tax increases on all families making $250,000 a year or less and would extend unemployment benefits to many people about to lose it. His proposal would also cover other issues as the Jan. 1 deadline nears.
If he does not get a counter proposal that can pass both chambers, Obama will press for a straight up-or-down vote on his plan, the source said.


Updated : 2021-04-12 15:26 GMT+08:00