The White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer has revealed that Barack Obama spoke to all four Congressional leaders about the impending budget deadline before he left Hawaii:
President Obama spoke to all four Congressional leaders yesterday before departing for Washington, DC
America's financial crisis has been averted, not solved. We've had the fiscal cliff. Now get ready for the debt abyss.
Democrats and Republicans have so far failed to agree on an alternative plan to the tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 1.