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A day after a phone conversation between President Barack Obama and John Boehner, buy canada goose jacket cheap the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, appeared to kick start communications, both sides Canada Goose Jackets used similar language to describe the state of negotiations but imposed a media blackout on developments.

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In both public statements and private encounters, Obama has tried to encourage Republicans wavering from the position of the party leadership.

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Neither side in the showdown would characterize Wednesday conversation between Boehner and Obama or suggest it opened up new area of compromise.

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Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who had argued that not even Democrats would support giving Obama greater flexibility, tried to prove it by pushing for a vote.

canada goose clearance When Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid went ahead and scheduled it, confident he had enough support to win on a straight majority vote, the Republicans backed down, with McConnell demanding that 60 votes be required for passage, more than the Democrats can muster.

No buy canada goose jacket new vote was scheduled. While the measure could come up again, it was dead for the moment.

buy canada goose jacket McConnell took obstruction to new heights by filibustering his own bill, Reid said in a statement.

Democratic Senator Charles Schumer of New York told reporters that Republicans were losing the argument on raising top tax rates and trying to pivot away to other parts of the fiscal cliff in a desperate attempt to assert leverage and change the subject.


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