President Obama and Vice President Biden arrive Jan. 1, 2013, to make a statement regarding the passage of the fiscal cliff bill in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

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President Obama and Vice President Biden arrive Jan. 1, 2013, to make a statement regarding the passage of the fiscal cliff bill in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)