GOP Defectors Ready to Back Tax Deal

A few dozen Republican legislators join a bipartisan call to break the impasse over taxing high earners.

A few dozen Republicans have joined a bipartisan call to break the impasse between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner over taxes for the highest-earning Americans.

The Republicans signed a letter calling for exploration of “all options” on taxes and entitlement programs, a signal that some rank-and-file members are ready to bargain.

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