WASHINGTON (AP) — Optimistic despite a tightening deadline, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he and House Speaker John Boehner are ‘‘pretty close’’ to a grand fiscal deal to avoid a first-of-the-year shock to the economy, but that congressional Republicans ‘‘keep on finding ways to say no as opposed to finding ways to say yes.’’
Obama urges deal on fiscal cliff
By Alan Fram and Jim Kuhnhenn| Associated Press December 19, 2012
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