There were faint signs on Sunday that Washington could cut a deal before reaching the so-called fiscal cliff, despite House Speaker John Boehner’s declaration last week that no progress was being made in negotiations.
More Republicans are imagining what an agreement that includes tax hikes on the wealthy might look like — a broader pact that would include spending cuts — rather than digging in against any rate increase.
“I actually am beginning to believe that is the best route to take,” Senator Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican, said on Sunday.
For sure, the gap between President Obama and Boehner remains wide, especially on tax cuts. The two held a private meeting at the White House on Sunday but did not say anything afterward.
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