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Article posted: 11/28/2012 8:58 PM

Obama says he'll do what it takes to avoid cliff

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Former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, co-chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday, following a closed-door meeting with House Speaker John Boehner.


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The White House and a key congressional Democrat hinted at fresh concessions on taxes and cuts to Medicare and other government benefit programs Wednesday as bargaining with Republicans lurched ahead to avoid the year-end "fiscal cliff" that threatens to send the economy into a tailspin.
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