WASHINGTON Dec 5 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner, locked in a stalemate over the 'fiscal cliff,' spoke by telephone this afternoon, a Boehner spokesman said.
The spokesman offered no additional information, but the conversation marked the first time in a week that the two key figures talked to each other in the drive for a bipartisan deal.
(Writing by Tom Ferraro and Steve Holland, editing by Stacey JOyce)
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