Obama Phones Boehner

Bam calls Speaker and tells him, “The short-term bipartisan compromise passed by almost the entire Senate is the only option to ensure that middle- class families aren’t hit with a tax hike in 10 days and gives both sides the time needed to work out a full-year solution.”

Boehner aide indicates Ohioan still pushing for Dems to negotiate full-year extension.

AND: Reid and Pelosi pen letters pressing the Speaker to reconvene the House.

See the readout of the President's calls here. »
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