“Fiscal cliff” talks turn sour, Obama threatens veto


By Matt Spetalnick and Mark Felsenthal – Talks to avoid a U.S. fiscal crisis stalled on Wednesday (Dec 19) as President Barack Obama accused opponents of holding a personal grudge against him while the top Republican negotiator called the president “irrational.”

“It is very hard for them to say yes to me,” he told a news conference in the White House. “At some point, you know, they’ve got to take me out of it.”

The rise in tensions threatens to unravel significant progress made over the last week. more> http://tinyurl.com/corv5bl

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