In the latest round of back-and-forth in the fiscal cliff talks, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday demanded that President Obama specify what cuts he would make to federal spending to bring down the budget deficit. "We are still waiting for the White House to identify what specific cuts the president is willing to make," he said. In addition, Boehner accused Obama of "slow-walking" the process, putting the country at risk of heading over the proverbial cliff. Democrats shot back that Republicans are the ones who have failed to provide specifics.
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