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Published on Dec 7, 2010
Facing strong criticism from Democrats over a tax-cut compromise, President Obama said Tuesday that his willingness to compromise with the GOP doesn't mean he's reluctant to stand behind core principles.
At a news conference, he called making middle-class tax cuts permanent "a line in the sand."
The president said his job is "to make sure we have a North Star out there" for Americans, and that at any given time, he may not be able to get "my preferred option."