By Amie Parnes - 12/20/11 07:55 PM EST
President Obama urged House Republicans on Tuesday to "put politics aside" and support the two-month payroll tax extension, calling it the only "viable way" to prevent a tax hike.
He called on House Republican leadership to bring up the Senate bill for a vote.
Obama, who blamed a faction of the House GOP for holding up legislation for a one-year extension, said, "The clock is ticking. Time is running out."