President Barack Obama smiles as he looks towards reporters shouting questions at 

President Barack Obama smiles as he looks towards reporters shouting questions at him regarding the fiscal cliff as he walks from Blair House back to the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, after attending a holiday party for the National Security Council. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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President Barack Obama smiles as he looks towards reporters shouting questions at him regarding the fiscal cliff as he walks from Blair House back to the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, after attending a holiday party for the National Security Council. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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