Photo of the Day: Nov. 8, 2012

WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 7: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) makes remarks on Capitol Hill on November 7, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Speaking about a willingness to compromise so as to avoid the fiscal cliff, John Boehner fired the first volley in the rush to reach a deal during the lame duck session…

Early indications are that there may be some movement, Defense News’ own John Bennett reports.

Senior congressional Democrats and Republicans are talking openly about kicking down the road the date that would trigger separate $500 billion, 10-year cuts to planned defense and domestic spending.

Senate Budget Committee member Mark Warner, D-Va., said Nov. 8 that lawmakers hope to “make a down payment” during a coming session-ending lame duck period “to avoid sequestration.”

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Zach is the State Department correspondent, cyberwarfare, research & development and business reporter for Defense News.
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