President Barack Obama and congressional leaders sat down together Friday for the first time after a long political campaign and began negotiations on a budget deal. To reach an agreement, the negotiators should keep mum on the details of their talks and avoid giving a blow-by-blow of any progress being made to the media, lawmakers and political experts said.
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Front Section, Pages 1 on 11/18/2012
Print Headline: Lid on ‘fiscal-cliff’ talks seen as vital to success