President Obama Makes a Statement on the Fiscal Cliff

President Obama discusses ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations. December 31, 2012.

President Barack Obama meets with Rob Nabors, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett in the Oval Office, Dec. 31, 2012.

President Barack Obama meets with Rob Nabors, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett in the Oval Office, Dec. 31, 2012.

Dec. 31, 2012 "The President gives direction on the fiscal cliff negotiations to Rob Nabors, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs; the Vice President; Bruce Reed, Chief of Staff to the Vice President, and Chief of Staff Jack Lew in the Oval Office."

Dec. 31, 2012
"The President gives direction on the fiscal cliff negotiations to Rob Nabors, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs; the Vice President; Bruce Reed, Chief of Staff to the Vice President, and Chief of Staff Jack Lew in the Oval Office."

Vice President Joe Biden talks with President Barack Obama and Rob Nabors, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, during a meeting in the Vice President’s West Wing Office, Dec. 31, 2012.

Vice President Joe Biden talks with President Barack Obama and Rob Nabors, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, during a meeting in the Vice President's West Wing Office, Dec. 31, 2012.

Dec. 31, 2012 "Following remarks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the fiscal cliff negotiations, the President greets a couple of OMB workers as he walked back across on West Executive Avenue as he walked back to the West Wing of the White House. He gave them an elbow-bump, because he had just put Purell on his hands."

Dec. 31, 2012
"Following remarks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the fiscal cliff negotiations, the President greets a couple of OMB workers as he walked back across on West Executive Avenue as he walked back to the West Wing of the White House. He gave them an elbow-bump, because he had just put Purell on his hands."

President Barack Obama talks with stage participants after delivering remarks at a My2K event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Dec. 31, 2012.

President Barack Obama talks with stage participants after delivering remarks at a My2K event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Dec. 31, 2012.

President Barack Obama meets with senior advisors in the Oval Office, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.

President Barack Obama meets with senior advisors in the Oval Office, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.

President Barack Obama talks with Vice President Joe Biden and Rob Nabors, Assistant to the President and Director of Legislative Affairs, in the Oval Office, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.

President Barack Obama talks with Vice President Joe Biden and Rob Nabors, Assistant to the President and Director of Legislative Affairs, in the Oval Office, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.

Dec. 29, 2012 "In the Oval Office, the President meets with senior advisors to discuss the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations."

Dec. 29, 2012
"In the Oval Office, the President meets with senior advisors to discuss the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations."

President Barack Obama meets with senior advisors in the Oval Office, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.

President Barack Obama meets with senior advisors in the Oval Office, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.