1. President Obama Makes a Statement on the Fiscal Cliff

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    President Obama discusses ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations.

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    • Weekly Address: Working Together in the New Year to Grow Our Economy and Shrink Our Deficits

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      In this week’s address, President Obama talks about the bipartisan agreement that Congress reached this week which prevented a middle-class tax hike, congratulates the newly sworn-in members of Congress, and looks forward to working with the new Congress in the new year to continue to grow our economy and shrink our deficits in a balanced way.

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      • Weekly Address: Extending Middle Class Tax Cuts to Grow the Economy

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        In his weekly address, President Obama says that it’s time for Congress to pass the middle class tax cuts for 98% of all Americans. Both parties agree that this will give 98% of families and 97% of small businesses the certainty that will lead to growth, and so there is no reason to wait. On Tuesday, the American people voted for compromise and action, and the President calls on Congress to come together in that spirit to help create jobs and strengthen our economy.

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        • President Obama Makes a Statement on Averting Tax Hikes for Middle Class Families

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          The President tells the press that leaders in Congress may be able to reach an agreement that can pass both houses in time.

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          • Weekly Address: Urging Congress to Extend the Middle Class Tax Cuts

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            President Obama speaks to the American people from a busy factory floor in Pennsylvania about the urgent need to pass the middle class tax cuts, which will give families and businesses preparing for the holidays the certainty they need going into the New Year. Democrats and Republicans must come together to pass one thing that everyone agrees on—extending income tax cuts for 98 percent of American families and 97 percent of small businesses, and there is no reason to wait. The President urges Congress to take action to help grow our economy and strengthen the middle class.

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            • Weekly Address: Congress Must Extend the Middle Class Tax Cuts

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              President Obama urges Congress to extend the middle class income tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses without delay, making it clear that a balanced approach to deficit reduction means that Republicans in Congress must agree to ask the wealthiest Americans to pay higher tax rates.

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              • West Wing Week: 11/30/12 or "#My2k, Tweet it!"

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                Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the National Christmas Tree arrived at the White House and holiday decorating got underway, while the President marked Small Business Saturday, and met with leaders of businesses large and small to discuss the importance of avoiding a middle class tax hike next year. He also welcomed the President-Elect of Mexico, his Cabinet, his science and technology council, and the 2012 American Nobel Laureates.

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