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President Obama concluded his first post-election press conference at the White House Wednesday afternoon.

He took questions - and some followup - from 10 reporters and addressed the fiscal cliff, working with Congress, Iran, climate change, Benghazi, Amb. Susan Rice and tax reform. Following is a live blog and tweets from Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet, who will have full coverage shortly on her blog.

President Obama's 1st post-election press conference

From the David Petraeus-Paula Broadwell sex scandal to Afghanistan to Benghazi to the Fiscal Cliff to working with Congress and his mandate, President Obama has a lot of questions to answer. Here's coverage from the Sun-Times.

Storified by Craig Newman · Wed, Nov 14 2012 10:35:34

Obama takes the podium, opens with comments about the need to keep the economy growing and addressing the pressing fiscal cliff deadline.
President Obama will only be taking eight questions during the press conference.
#fiscal cliff also expect questions on tax, revenue possible deals at Obama pressed Sweet
Fiscal cliff: Obama betting GOP does not want blame for raising taxes on everybody - Lynn SweetPresident Barack Obama, his spine fortified by his re-election, is setting the stage for blaming Republicans for raising your taxes, as C...
Expecting questions about Libya, #petraeus at Obama press conference Sweet
The latest development in the Petraeus-Broadwell saga came out this morning:
Petraeus to testify on Benghazi attacks - Chicago Sun-TimesWASHINGTON - The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee says former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify to Congress abou...
Gen. John Allen's confirmation hearings for his appointment as European commander have been put on hold:
Official: Emails between Gen. John Allen, Jill Kelley were 'flirtatious' - Chicago Sun-TimesThe sex scandal that led to CIA Director David Petraeus' downfall widened Tuesday with word the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is unde...
East Room filling up.. Sweet
President Obama's 1st post-election press conference set to kick off. Live updates from @lynnsweet at the White House w/ @suntimeslive.suntimeslive
Lining up for Obama press conference outside of press file Sweet
Sweet blog President Obama official schedule and guidance, Nov. 14, 2012. Press conference; CEO's at White House Sweet

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