Obama, Boehner express optimism on avoiding 'fiscal cliff'

President Obama said he believes that members of both parties can reach a framework on a debt-cutting deal before Christmas.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) leaves a meeting room in the U.S. Capitol where he and other Republican leadership members met Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 to discuss the fiscal cliff. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) leaves a meeting room in the U.S. Capitol where he and other Republican leadership members met Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 to discuss the fiscal cliff. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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