Obama Summons Congress Leaders as Budget Deadline Approaches


House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, center, leaves... News PhotoBarack Obama,Budget,Capitol Building - Washington DC,Debt,Fiscal Cliff,Government,Horizontal,John Boehner,Leaving,Meeting,North America,Ohio,People,Politics,Republican Party,Speaker of the House,Surrounding,The Americas,The Media,US President,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergHouse Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, center, leaves the U.S. Capitol, surrounded by members of the media, on his way to a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. President Obama is set to propose a scaled-back package at a meeting with congressional leaders to avert tax and spending changes that could trigger a recession in 2013, a Democratic aide with knowledge of the talks said. Photographer: Jay Mallin/Bloomberg via Getty Images