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US President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at the establishment of the Chavez National Monument October 8, 2012 in Keene, California. Obama is on a three day trip where he will campaign in California and Ohio as well as attend the establishment of the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument.
Today President Barack Obama is scheduled to make a statement from the East Room of the White House. It's expected that he will discuss his strategy for averting the fiscal cliff.
We'll carry his statements live and follow with NPR coverage.