Obama to Speak on Payroll Tax Cut at 1:30 p.m. White House Says

President Barack Obama will deliver a statement at 1:30 p.m. at the White House urging Republicans in Congress to join Democrats in extending a temporary cut in the payroll tax, which is set to expire at the end of the year, a White House statement said.  

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