No one appears to be blinking in negotiations on avoiding the fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from Washington:

Offers and counter-offers have been swapped and President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner spoke yesterday, but still.

(Boehner) "I remain the most optimistic person in this town, but we've got some serious differences."

Boehner describing the President's latest offer as mainly taxes.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid complains Republicans are acting like Lucy, holding the football for Charlie Brown.

(Reid) "Every time he approaches that football it'll be taken away from him. He can't do it, and that's what's happened."

House GOP Leader Eric Cantor warning members they could work through Christmas Eve and beyond.

In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.