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We might be getting closer to a deal on the fiscal cliff.

President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner met at the White House, Monday to discuss the issue.

The President presented a new plan which closely mirrors speaker Boehner's latest proposal.  The President reportedly lowered the amount of new taxes he's seeking and increased the amount of cuts to benefit programs such as medicare.