House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said on Thursday that the reason so-called fiscal cliff negotiations have stalled is that President Obama is having some trouble standing up to his own party on entitlement cuts.
“I’m convinced the president is unwilling to stand up to his own party,” Boehner said at a press conference on Capitol Hill.
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