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Obama ‘optimistic’ Senate leaders will reach fiscal cliff deal this weekend

Following talks with congressional leaders that yielded no news of  a "fiscal cliff" agreement, President Barack Obama on Friday evening pressured lawmakers to reach a deal this weekend as the public's patience wears thin.

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US President Barack Obama says he is "modestly optimistic" that a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" is possible, after a last-ditch White House meeting. Mr Obama said Senate leaders were working to craft a Following talks with congressional leaders that yielded no news of a "fiscal cliff" agreement, President Barack Obama on Friday evening pressured lawmakers to reach a deal this weekend as the public's patience wears thin. "America "I'm optimistic we may still be able to an agreement that can pass both houses in time," told reporters. After the meeting, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell also called the Tags: obama, optimistic, still, reach, Obama: 'Cautiously optimistic' on bill President Barack said Tuesday he’s “cautiously optimistic” that the Congress can pass a health care bill that meets his criteria for reform, but acknowledged after meeting with During his first three years in the U.S. , received Honorary Doctorates of Law from Knox College (2005), University of Massachusetts Boston (2006), Northwestern University (2006), Xavier University of Louisiana (2006), Southern New Hampshire

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