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December 09, 2012

Obama, Boehner meet, no details revealed

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met at the White House Sunday to discuss ways to avert the fiscal cliff, and neither side was talking publicly about details or progress.

"This afternoon, the president and Speaker Boehner met at the White House to discuss efforts to resolve the fiscal cliff," said Michael Steel, spokesman for Boehner, in a statement.

"We're not reading out details of the conversation," he said, "but the lines of communication remain open."

The talks came as congressional lawmakers believe the Senate and House need legislation within a week in order to have enough time to review and debate measures to avoid automatic spending cuts due to go into effect Jan. 2 and the expiration of Bush-era tax cuts at the end of the year.

Boehner had told reporters Friday there had been no progress, but hinted he would not rule out some higher income tax rates on the wealthy.

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