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Barack Obama's Fiscal Cliff Twitter Town Hall

President Barack Obama held a Twitter town hall Monday afternoon on the fiscal cliff negotiations. Mashable's Alex Fitzpatrick curated the event.


  1. The White House staff preparing for the Q&A:
  2. Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader, used Obama's hashtag to argue against tax increases and call for spending cuts:
  3. Obama began his chat at 2:05 p.m. ET.
  4. White House photographer Pete Souza shared this image of Obama taking Twitter questions:
  5. Mandi apparently got a kick out of Obama's response:
  6. Commentator Charlie Spiering pointed out the White House purchased the #My2k hashtag. When it was first used, it was quickly bought by conservative think tank Heritage Foundation.