Obama's Campaign-Style PR Push To Avoid "Fiscal Cliff"

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
Nov. 28 2012 10:11 AM

Obama Returns to the Campaign Trail For Fiscal Cliff Push

Campaign season never truly ends, even for a second-term president. The Washington Post:

Administration officials said Obama will hit the road this week for a campaign-style series of events with ordinary Americans, including a visit to a toy manufacturer in suburban Philadelphia on Friday. That trip and others will be aimed at increasing pressure on Congress to reach an agreement on heading off a series of automatic spending cuts and tax increases that are scheduled to begin in January.
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The push comes as congressional Democrats and Republicans continue to negotiate about how to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." Those talks have been progressing slowly but not exactly surely, with both sides continuing to maneuver to gain the political upper hand with more than a month to go before their deadline.

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City.