Politics & Government

November 30, 2012 1:05 PM

Obama and Boehner talk, but not to each other

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Friday that budget talks with the White House to avert the so-called fiscal cliff were “nowhere" as his aides called an Obama administration’s budget proposal "unserious." President Barack Obama, meanwhile, visited a Pennsylvania toy factory, where he accused congressional Republicans of holding lower income-tax rates for the middle class “hostage” to prevent tax hikes on higher incomes.

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