House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi met face-to-face with President Obama on Friday, a congressional source said, as key talks over how to avoid the year-end fiscal cliff proceed.

The source said the meeting was called to discuss a "number of issues." It came as critical negotiations to avoid a combination of year-end tax increases and automatic spending cuts have focused on direct talks between Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio). Boehner and Obama spoke by phone on Wednesday and their staffs communicated on Thursday.