WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is urging Americans to put aside partisan differences and come together as a nation for Thanksgiving.
Obama urges nation to come together for holiday
Obama, just re-elected to a second term, 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.
While the election required voters to make choices, Obama says Thanksgiving offers 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 Obama to avert impending tax increases, big spending cuts and other problems.
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