Obama tells congressional leaders he wants to work together this year

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 13, 2015 11:29 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told Republican and Democratic congressional leaders on Tuesday that he wants to work together with them as a team despite partisan differences.

At a White House meeting, Obama said the hack by Islamic extremists of the Twitter and YouTube accounts of the U.S. Central Command on Monday is proof of the need for stronger cybersecurity.

Obama cited stronger economic growth last year as proof of a U.S. rebound and said he would like to see even more progress this year.

He said he sees tax reform and trade as possible areas of compromise between Democrats and the Republicans who control both houses of Congress.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Susan Heavey)