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Obama to Boehner: Two-month tax cut only option

Published 12/21/2011, AP White House Correspondent

Careening toward a politically toxic tax hike, President Barack Obama implored House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday to get behind a two-month stopgap until a longer deal could be struck early next year, calling it the only real way out of a mess that is threatening the paychecks of 160 million workers and isolating House Republicans.

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