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President Obama speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, about how Americans would see their taxes go up if Congress fails to extend the middle-class tax cuts. The president said he believes that members of both parties can reach a framework on a debt-cutting deal before Christmas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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