You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Politics

Political Notebook

President Obama says deficit deal will be reached

WASHINGTON — President Obama is predicting that he will reach agreement with lawmakers to reduce the deficit within the first year of a second term if he’s reelected.

The president made the promise in an interview with The Des Moines Register. The interview was off the record, but Obama’s campaign agreed to release a transcript under pressure from the newspaper.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week