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President Obama asks nation to come together on Thanksgiving

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- President Obama is urging Americans to come together and put aside partisan differences on this Thanksgiving holiday.

President Obama says, in his weekly radio and Internet address that the country has "just emerged from a campaign season that was passionate, noisy and vital to our democracy." He hopes to offer Americans "a chance to put it all in perspective -- to remember that, despite our differences, we are and always will be Americans first and foremost. `'

In the GOP address, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state said Republicans are ready to work with President Obama to avert impending tax increases, big spending cuts and other problems.

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