Obama Summons Congress Leaders as Budget Deadline Approaches

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Senator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, walks into the... News PhotoBudget,Debt,Democratic Party - USA,Fiscal Cliff,Government,Horizontal,International Landmark,John Kerry,Massachusetts,North America,Politics,The Americas,The Media,USA,Walking,Washington DC,White House - Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergSenator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, walks into the West Wing of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. President Barack 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: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images