President Obama

The President’s Statement on the Fiscal Cliff Deal

President Obama's remarks from 11:20 pm, 20 minutes after the House finally passed HR8 (the "fiscal cliff" deal).

The president used the opportunity to reiterate that he will not play games over the debt ceiling while also explaining what the debt ceiling really is. He also reiterated his intention to push for gun control.

I expect he will dive deeper into each of these subjects during his inauguration speech and the State of the Union.

  • D_C_Wilson

    Shorter version of the president’s remarks:

    Time for republicans to start acting like grownups.