House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio gestures as he speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Friday. Boehner said any deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff should include lower tax rates, eliminating special interest loopholes and revising the tax code.
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published Friday, November 9th, 2012
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, laying down his marker for grueling “fiscal cliff” negotiations, said Friday he won’t accept any approach to federal deficit reduction that doesn’t ask the wealthy to pay more in taxes.