U.S. President Obama speaks from the briefing room of the White House in Washington

 
U.S. President Obama speaks from the briefing room of the White House in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks from the briefing room of the White House in Washington February 5, 2013. Obama proposed that Congress pass a small package of spending cuts and tax reforms to delay larger, automatic cuts from going into effect and give Washington more time to agree on a broader budget deal. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)