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Obama Back in Washington

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In the first full days after the election, it’s back to work for Barack Obama, the newly re-elected US president.

Shortly before returning to the White House Obama called leaders from the rival Republican party, who control the House of Representatives, to discuss the so-called “fiscal cliff” ahead for the country.

The cliff facing the United States is the point at which taxes are scheduled to increase while federal spending will be cut by more than $100b, what experts say is a recipe for recession.

Al Jazeera‘s Patty Culhane reports from Washington on how Democrats and Republicans remain at odds on how to tackle it.

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