Time is ticking down for Republicans and Democrats to come together and find common ground to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. So, are they close to a deal to avert that cliff? We don't know. Neither President Obama nor House Speaker Boehner are saying much.

FOX News Radio's Rich Johnson reports from Washington:

After the two met yesterday at the White House, aides for both put out a statement saying: The lines of communication remain open. 

And while the principles may be silent, others are not.

(Graham) "Raising rates is sort of a partisan political trophy for Obama. I don't want to go down that road. I would put revenue on the table only if they do entitlement reform."

South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on FOX News. 

And, while Congress may be in session for most of the next two weeks, observers say the logistics of legislation dictate a deal needs to happen this week.

In Washington, Rich Johnson, FOX News Radio.

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