President Obama held a year-end news conference at the White House before the First Family departs on a vacation to Hawaii. After a brief opening statement, Julie Pace, of the Associated Press, asked flatly, "Has this been the worst year of your presidency?"
At a press conference this morning, President Obama tried to ease Americans' concerns about the implementation of ObamaCare.
In the most entertaining moment of today's White House news conference, ABC News' Jonathan Karl asked President Obama whether he "still has the juice" to push his remaining agenda through Congress, citing the Senate's failure to pass gun control legislation and the president's failure to convince Congress to avoid sequestration cuts.
The president chuckled at Karl's question, joking, "Well if you put it that way Jonathan, maybe I should just pack up and go home. Golly."
Last summer, President Obama said chemical weapons use by the Assad regime in Syria would be a "game changer" in his thinking about whether to involve U.S. forces in the conflict.