Eleventh hour talk underway at White House - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Eleventh hour talk underway at White House

Posted: Updated:

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner will hold their latest session over the fiscal cliff beginning at four o'clock central time Thursday. Boehner will go to the White House.

The Speaker is set to go home to Ohio on Friday, when Congress adjourns for the Christmas break. Boehner has said he will always be available to talk with the president by phone.

He has blamed Mr. Obama for not getting serious about reaching a deal. He told reporters, "ifs and  buts are like candy and nuts. If that were the case, everyday would be Christmas. Listen, my goal is to get through.  I know it's going to be here real soon, my goal is to get to an agreement with the president of the United States that addresses this problem."

Earlier Thursday afternoon, the president attended a staff holiday party. He told reporters as he left the White House a "fiscal cliff deal is still a work in progress.

  • Tuscaloosa Area NewsMore>>

  • Reward offered in McCalla church arson

    Reward offered in McCalla church arson

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:38:00 GMT
    Investigators have released a sketch of the suspect in a Saturday church arson in McCalla who may be responsible for other fires in the area. They are also offering a five thousand dollar reward for information leading to his arrest.More >>
    Investigators have released a sketch of the suspect in a Saturday church arson in McCalla who may be responsible for other fires in the area. They are also offering a five thousand dollar reward for information leading to his arrest.More >>
  • Two shot at Tuscaloosa apartment complex

    Two shot at Tuscaloosa apartment complex

    Two shot at Tuscaloosa apartment complex

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:50:22 GMT
    A female juvenile and an adult male were shot around 7pm at Forrester Gardens Apartments in 1300 James Harrison Pkwy.More >>
    A female juvenile and an adult male were shot around 7pm at Forrester Gardens Apartments in 1300 James Harrison Pkwy.More >>
  • Judge Rules Benz Plant Violated Labor Laws

    Judge Rules Benz Plant Violated Labor Laws

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-07-27 03:29:07 GMT
    A judge has ruled Mercedes-Benz U.S. International violated labor laws while dealing with employees interested in forming a labor union.An administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board ordered MBUSI to revise rules in its employee handbook governing the solicitation and distribution of materials at its auto manufacturing plant in Vance.The United Auto Workers accused Mercedes managers of stymieing pro-union employees' efforts to distribute information about the union.Mercede...More >>
    A judge has ruled Mercedes-Benz U.S. International violated labor laws while dealing with employees interested in forming a labor union.An administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board ordered MBUSI to revise rules in its employee handbook governing the solicitation and distribution of materials at its auto manufacturing plant in Vance.The United Auto Workers accused Mercedes managers of stymieing pro-union employees' efforts to distribute information about the union.Mercede...More >>
Most Popular
Stories
Videos
loading...