The most-discussed news of the day today was the failure of a congressional supercommittee to reach a deficit-reduction deal. Shortly before 6pmET, President Obama took to the White House press briefing room to make a short statement.
All the cable networks, as well as the business networks, took the presidential statement in its entirety.
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