Weekly Address: Congress Must Protect the Middle Class from Income Tax Hike

President Obama urges Congress to meet its deadlines and responsibilities, protect the middle class from an income tax hike, and lay the groundwork for future progress on more economic growth and deficit reduction.

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

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

President Barack Obama prepares a statement to the press, in the Oval Office, Dec. 28, 2012.

President Barack Obama prepares a statement to the press, in the Oval Office, Dec. 28, 2012.

After returning early from his Christmas vacation, the President with the Vice President meets in the Oval Office with the leadership of Congress to discuss the fiscal cliff

Dec. 28, 2012
"After returning early from his Christmas vacation, the President with the Vice President meets in the Oval Office with the leadership of Congress to discuss the fiscal cliff."

West Wing Week: 12/28/12 or “Best of the West (Wing Week)”

Welcome to the “Best of the West (Wing Week)!” That’s right, folks, West Wing Week took some time over the holidays to reflect on a busy year in video, and to bring you some highlights from the archive. But first, a quick wrap up of the President’s week.

Kennedy Center Honorees at the White House 2012

President Obama greets the 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees at the White House – Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, Natalia Makarova, David Letterman, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.

President Obama Speaks to Servicemembers on Christmas

President Obama delivers remarks to servicemembers and their families at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. December 25, 2012.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet members of the military and their families during Christmas dinner at Anderson Hall on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Dec. 25, 2012.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet members of the military and their families during Christmas dinner at Anderson Hall on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Dec. 25, 2012.

Holidays at the White House 2012

Go behind the scenes as volunteers decorate the White House for the holidays. See Bo inspect the decorations, the 2012 White House Menorah, holiday ginger crinkles recipe from the White House pastry chef and more at http://www.whitehouse.gov/holidays

The First Lady Reads “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas”