By Niall Stanage - 12/10/12 11:00 AM EST
As talks approach a crucial stage, President Obama and Speaker Boehner have the opportunity to make history and salvage Washington’s reputation. But they have a short time to surmount long odds.
President Obama and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) face a transformative moment as deficit negotiations build toward their climax.
The call of history is strong. Obama, having massively reshaped American healthcare in his first term, has the opportunity to make a pact that repairs the nation’s balance.