Speaker of the House John Boehner looks on as President Barack Obama meets with a bipartisan group of congressional leaders on the fiscal cliff.
Speaker of the House John Boehner looks on as President Barack Obama meets with a bipartisan group of congressional leaders on the fiscal cliff. Abaca Press/MCT
Speaker of the House John Boehner looks on as President Barack Obama meets with a bipartisan group of congressional leaders on the fiscal cliff. Abaca Press/MCT

Obama offers new fiscal cliff proposal; deal may be nearer

December 17, 2012 9:58 PM