Posted by | December 25, 2012 22:50 | Filed under: Top Stories

The president will be back in Washington Thursday to try to avoid the fiscal cliff.

The White House has been seeking a resolution through talks with Senate Democrats, who control the chamber and have gained the tacit support of some of their Republican colleagues.

But the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, has given no indication that his members would not seek to block a deal that includes tax increases.

The main obstacle remains the Republican-led House, where a bloc of conservatives has ruled out any tax increases whatsoever.

The White House has been seeking a resolution through talks with Senate Democrats, who control the chamber and have gained the tacit support of some of their Republican colleagues.

But the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, has given no indication that his members would not seek to block a deal that includes tax increases.

The main obstacle remains the Republican-led House, where a bloc of conservatives has ruled out any tax increases whatsoever.

By: Alan Colmes

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.