CNN sources: Fiscal cliff talks centered on GOP $2 trillion proposal
December 17th, 2012
12:54 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN sources: Fiscal cliff talks centered on GOP $2 trillion proposal

Washington (CNN) – President Obama and House Speaker Boehner are discussing a $2 trillion framework on a deal to avert the fiscal cliff, that would include roughly a trillion in tax increases and roughly a trillion in savings from entitlement programs, multiple sources familiar with the talks tell CNN.

Boehner and the president met in person on Monday, but sources familiar with the talks indicate that the framework under discussion is what Republicans are pushing to get to agreement, but it's unclear whether the make up of the $2 trillion framework could get support from Democrats.
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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • John Boehner • President Obama
Opposing same-sex marriage not priority for Boehner, Reid evolves
May 10th, 2012
02:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Opposing same-sex marriage not priority for Boehner, Reid evolves

Washington (CNN) - While House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he disagreed with the President's support of same-sex marriage, he downplayed the issue's importance in the November elections emphasizing instead his focus on the economy.

"I believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman," Boehner said, but quickly added, "the President and the Democrats can talk about all this all they want but the fact is that the American people are focused on our economy and they're asking the question, 'Where are the jobs?'"
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Filed under: Harry Reid • House • John Boehner • Same-sex marriage • Senate