Comments for: House Republicans getting heat over payroll-tax stance

Posted Dec. 21, 2011, at 8:38 p.m.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pressed House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio in a phone call Wednesday to break a stalemate over a payroll tax-cut extension or risk imposing a “holiday tax hike” on working Americans. Obama urged the Republican leader of the House of Representatives to accept a two-month …

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