Article Photos: AP sources: New Obama offer moves toward Boehner 1/4

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama acknowledges House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio while speaking to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, as he hosted a meeting of the bipartisan, bicameral leadership of Congress to discuss the deficit and economy. The 63-year-old speaker has been caught up ever since in a monumental struggle over taxes and spending aimed at keeping the country from taking a yearend dive over the "fiscal cliff." Obama is tugging Boehner one way in pursuit of a budget deal, while conservatives yank the other way, some howling that the speaker already is going wobbly on them and turning vindictive against those in his party who dare disagree. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)