(POLITICO) President Obama urged compromise Monday as he pushed congressional Republicans to reach an agreement to avoid big spending cuts due to take effect at the end of the week.

“There are always going to be some areas where we have genuine disagreement … but there are more areas where we can do a lot more cooperating than we have seen in the past couple years,” Obama told a meeting of the National Governors Association at the White House.

“At some point, we’ve got to do some governing. And, certainly, we can’t keep careening from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis.”

  • Text smaller
  • Text bigger
Note: Read our discussion guidelines before commenting.