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Obama Dispatches Officials for Fiscal Cliff Talks


The White House will dispatch Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Director of Legislative Affairs Rob Nabors to Capitol Hill on Thursday to meet with congressional leaders in an effort to bridge differences on tax rates, spending cuts and entitlement programs that continue to hold up a deal on the fiscal cliff.

On Tuesday, both President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner gave no indication publicly that there had been any movement in their respective positions.

During an event featuring middle-class Americans at the White House, Mr. Obama again urged lawmakers to raise tax rates on families making more than ...