President Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Rep. John Boehner, Speaker of the House, in the Oval Office, Dec. 11, 2012. Pictured, from left, are: Director of Communications Dan Pfeiffer; Rob Nabors, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs; and Chief of Staff Jack Lew. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)