President Obama Weekly Address Video, Transcript Jan. 1, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 22: U.S. President Barack Obama holds a news conference at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on December 8, 2010 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the day, the president signed into law a repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell provision and the Senate ratified the New Start nuclear arms treaty with Russia. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Here is the Obama weekly address video and transcript from Saturday, January 1, 2011, New Year’s Day. President Barack Obama discussed the challenges that the new year will bring including the economy and job creation, in the radio and YouTube address.

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Click here to read the full transcript text. Replay video is above.

In making an appeal for bipartisan cooperation, he President said in part:

“In a few days, a new Congress will form, with one house controlled by Democrats, and one house controlled by Republicans – who now have a shared responsibility to move this country forward. And here’s what I want you to know: I’m willing to work with anyone of either party who’s got a good idea and the commitment to see it through. And we should all expect you to hold us accountable for our progress or our failure to deliver.”

Click here for the Weekly GOP address delivered by U.S. Senator-elect Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.

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