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Politics

GOP hints of dealing to avert fiscal cliff

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner offered newly reelected President Obama the faint framework of a deal to avoid a “fiscal cliff” on Wednesday, suggesting that Republicans could accept unspecified “new revenue,” but only as part of an overhaul of the tax code.

“We’re ready to be led, not as Democrats or Republicans, but as Americans,” said Boehner. “We want you to lead — not as a liberal or a conservative, but as the president of the United States of America. We want you to succeed.”

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