WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner pushed ahead on negotiating a broad deal to avert the ‘‘fiscal cliff,’’ even as the GOP leader readied a backup plan Tuesday to pressure the White House with little time left to avoid a double hit on the economy.
Boehner to pursue backup bill to avert tax hikes from fiscal cliff
By Jim Kuhnhenn and Julie Pace| Associated Press December 18, 2012
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