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President Obama came out just moments ago to address the fiscal cliff saying he still thinks a deal could happen but that now is not the time for.
Self inflicted wounds this after house speaker John Boehner alternate way out didn't make it to a vote last night in the house.
We have fox team coverage this evening -- White House correspondent Ed Henry focuses on a tale of two White House's is -- relates to messaging.
But first our chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel looks at where Republicans go from here.
And what speaker Boehner had to say about it today I might well hi John -- after last night's unexpected withdrawal of speaker John Boehner plan B.
Many are hoping that it -- C develops quickly so far there's not a clear path forward.
How we get their.
God only knows.
-- Moment -- house speaker John Boehner is talks to address the fiscal cliff have yet to produce a deal.
The speaker acknowledged trying to bridges differences with the president has been difficult.
I told -- on Monday.
These were my bottom lines.
The president told me that.
One point -- -- person new revenues eight under for two billion dollars in spending cuts was his bottom line but he couldn't go any further.
So Boehner spent time and energy this week I'm trying to advance his plan B which was designed to extend the current tax rates for all.
But those earning one million dollars or more war.
The limit GOP leadership recognize it didn't have the votes last night the bill was pulled the speaker had predicted it was going to pass and today explain what went wrong.
There -- -- the perception.
Created that that that -- last night was going to increase taxes.
-- I disagree with that what that characterization of the bill but -- that impression was out there.
The timing of the public defeat wasn't very good since -- still has to win reelection as speaker meanwhile over in the senate the democratic majority leader was barely able to contain himself.
We knew the so called plan B was no plan at all.
It couldn't pass the senate turns out it couldn't pass the house here.
It's too bad speaker -- a week.
This futile political stunt.
There's -- house democratic whip Steny lawyer suggested the time for partisanship is over.
America expects its congress to get to yes.
With no deal yet the house majority leader struck a cooperative tone we stand ready.
To continue in dialogue with this president to actually fix the problem.
Most of congress has gone home for Christmas house members were told they would get 48 hour notice that they need to return.
At this point this and it is due to return next Thursday.
John so the king gets kicked down the road just a little bit more Mike Emmanuel in congress -- -- Mike thank.
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