President Obama is cutting his Christmas vacation short to try to cut a deal is that fiscal cliff meters now just six days until higher taxes for all Americans. And tonight a White House official is... See More
President Obama is cutting his Christmas vacation short to try to cut a deal is that fiscal cliff meters now just six days until higher taxes for all Americans. And tonight a White House official is placing the burden of not getting a deal on leaders of congress. When officials saying -- -- from our economy are not coming from outside factors they're coming from. Congressional stupidity some members of congress to return tomorrow these comments come just as Barbara Walters prepares for her Nightline special tonight. Her sit down at the white house with the president and the First Lady and tonight here -- some rare personal questions answered. About their own relationship other girls one of whom just got her first -- Sort of talk a bit about the girls we have been watching them. From little -- -- young ladies. Not that -- recently got hurt yourself. Do you want to add what and see who she calls who she text I give. My daughter at this age -- -- -- growth. You know -- there is monitoring because we have rules of monitoring may be. You never know criminal walking her room and I'm gonna definitely askew who are you going down and do and -- -- talking about school work but. And a little vertical lines we joke sometimes about how heavily is -- -- Four start calling. And we'll sort of I always talk about. While the main concern was born again it was continued Secret Service protection. Just it hasn't mrs. Obama -- a photograph -- view that one buyer became the most shed photographed in -- -- Twenty. How do you keep the fire -- That's a good question. You know -- -- married not twenty years. And electorate -- I think you have your ups and have your downs but. If you worked through the tough times. The respect and love that you feel deepens. -- and mrs. Obama you tell me at one point that you would never run for political office. You said that you don't have the patient's. Fault political life patients -- I have learned from my husband watching him. That it does require a great deal of of patients. To really. Feel the full impact of the work that you do on the ground it doesn't happen right away and she has a bigger. -- -- -- -- I think I've done pretty well -- that. And opinions shinji -- abuse. You into a little something about views for the the yeah -- about the Odessa -- budget. Sharing their views with the captain of the -- you can see much -- a special holiday edition of Nightline. Christmas at the White House.
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