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President Obama takes fiscal cliff plan on the road

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President Barack Obama will push his approach to averting the fiscal cliff when he travels to Michigan Monday.

He'll speak to auto workers at a plant outside Detroit.

Back in Washington, D.C., rank-and-file Republicans have stepped forward with what they call practical ideas to break the stalemate between the White House and the GOP.  They're putting increased pressure on party leaders to rethink opposition to tax hikes on the wealthy if they can get entitlement cuts in return.

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met Sunday and say communication lines remain open.

Republicans and Obama have been at odds over how much revenue, or tax increases, should be included in a deal to avoid the automatic tax increases and spending cuts set to kick in at the beginning of next year.

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