House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, following a closed-door GOP strategy session. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 5:37 pm
Obama, Boehner speak by phone on fiscal cliff
By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
The call raises the possibility that negotiations will soon resume between the White House and congressional leaders.
Obama is demanding that Republicans agree to raise tax rates at upper incomes as part of a deal to rein in future deficits. GOP leaders say they will agree to higher revenue, but they want to close loopholes or reduce tax breaks rather than raise rates.
A spokesman for Boehner disclosed the call.