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Video: Obama talks gun violence, fiscal cliff at press conference

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President Obama on Wednesday addressed reporters to lay out his directive that the issue of gun violence take an important place in his administration's action list.

Obama will have Vice President Joe Biden take a lead role in a quick discussion to come up with some legal and societal solutions to curb gun violence.

The president also discussed the state of the fiscal cliff negotiations and expressed frustration with Speaker Boehner and the Republicans for playing politics while a deal could be had.

Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet has a full transcript of the session and reports on the developments on her blog.

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