In NH, Obama to push for payroll tax cut extension

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is targeting Republicans in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail in his push for extending payroll tax cuts that are due to expire at the end of the year.

The president is visiting a high school in Manchester, N.H., on Tuesday as GOP presidential candidates blanket the state with an anti-Obama message ahead of the state's Jan. 10 presidential primary.

The White House says if the payroll tax cuts are not renewed, the average family will pay an additional $1,000 in taxes.

Republicans have said the extension of the payroll tax cut is one part of the president's $447 billion jobs plan where both sides may find common ground.