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Obama, Congress try for last-minute Fiscal Cliff compromise

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The end game at hand, the White House and Senate leaders took a final stab at compromise tonight to prevent middle-class tax increases from taking effect at the turn of the new year and possibly prevent sweeping spending cuts as well. ā€œIā€™m optimistic we may still be able to reach an agreement that can pass both houses in time,ā€ President Barack Obama said at the White House after meeting for more than an hour with ...


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