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President Obama is urging Americans to put aside partisan differences and come together this Thanksgiving.
The president is getting credit for similar message of nonaggression and pushing the Middle East cease fire the chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel tells us tonight from the White House.
No one is taking any victory laps just yet.
As preparations of the presidential viewing stand for the inauguration continue outside the White House.
President Obama has dealt with a crisis in the Middle East which could emerge as a huge issue and a second term.
His secretary of state recognizing the end of hostilities may be short lived chose her words carefully.
The United States welcomes the agreements -- cease fire in Gaza.
For -- to halt the rocket attacks must stand a broader com return.
White House photos show the president and Clinton in Cambodia Tuesday before he dispatched his secretary of state to the Middle East.
There's also a picture of mr.
Obama -- Air Force One speaking by phone to Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.
Who has received high marks for his constructive role in achieving the cease fire.
Although a frequent administration critic offered this praise.
I think actually it is -- may be President Obama who gets said more credit here I think he pressured both.
Egyptian president -- -- and Israeli prime minister Netanyahu to come to this deal.
Because I think he was afraid that the conflict would expand.
Today -- -- grant himself far reaching powers placing all his decisions past and present above judicial oversight.
In protecting the Islamist dominated panel drafting a new Egyptian constitution.
Although -- -- a member of the Muslim Brotherhood the group's top leader -- -- is denouncing peace efforts with Israel.
He says Jihad is mandatory for Muslims and is -- on them quote.
To back your Brothers in Palestine.
A former Bush Administration official says mr.
Obama must be attentive and helpful to the Middle East but that only goes so far.
He can't influence.
Parties who do not want or seek agreement between themselves because new -- and is only as good for the parties themselves benefit one party feels they have the upper hand minutes honored and it's -- so it's a it's a real tight rope.
The president has to walk.
Recent presidents and their second terms and try to secure a lasting peace in the Middle East.
Which has been elusive to this point.
I don't know what big deliverable.
President Obama could be looking for for his legacy I think the best thing we can hope for is that they a status quo of peace.
And then nonviolence.
-- Obama called ten deployed service members today and thank them for their service and sacrifice.
And a White House official says he -- the troops and their families.
A happy Thanksgiving.
Shannon we do as well my -- you.
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