FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2012, photo, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks about the elections and the unfinished business of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday. Presi

 

              FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2012, photo, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks about the elections and the unfinished business of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday. Presi
FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2012, photo, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks about the elections and the unfinished business of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday. President Barack Obama is slating a White House appearance on Friday, Nov. 9, to set the tone for upcoming talks with congressional Republicans on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. Republicans are drawing a line in the sand against higher tax rates for upper-income earners, seeking to topple the conventional wisdom that the freshly re-elected Democrat has the whip hand in upcoming negotiations. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)