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Leaders Clash On Edge Of Cliff

President threatens to veto any backup plan that Congress passes

December 20, 2012
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fiscal cliff talks at a partisan standoff, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner swapped barbed political charges on Wednesday yet carefully left room for further negotiations on an elusive deal to head off year-end tax increases and spending cuts that threaten the national economy.

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