You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

'Has This Been Your Worst Year?' Obama Takes Reporters' Questions

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?"


Heated Exchange: Ed Henry Challenges Obama Over NSA Surveillance Program


She cited the president's falling approval rating, the problematic ObamaCare rollout, and his failure to implement his legislative agenda.

"That's not how I think about it," he answered, vowing that he remains focused on whether his administration "is moving the ball forward for the American people."

He maintained that there has been progress on passing immigration reform.

Watch the clip below:

Pace then pressed further on whether he understands that the public’s view of him has changed over the past year.

“If you’re measuring this by polls, my polls have been up and down a lot through the course of my career,” Obama said. “If I was interested in polling, I wouldn’t have run for president … I took this job to deliver for the American people, and I knew and will continue to know that there are gonna be ups and downs.”


'The Program is Imploding': Karl Rove Responds to Poll on ObamaCare


Obama admitted that the website problems were a source of great frustration at the beginning of the rollout, but said millions will now be covered on Jan. 1 as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

“I’ve said before, I’ve run my last political race, so at this point, my goal every single day is to make sure that I can look back and say, ‘We’re delivering something.’ Not everything because this is a long haul,” Obama said.

Watch the second part of the exchange:

Leave a Comment0

Today's Front Page Stories

On Fox News Channel

All Times Eastern

4
P

Let’s deal! Rick Perry courts New York businesses, so will he take a Texas-sized bite out of the Big Apple? A must-see interview on Your World.

7
P

First Nevada, now Texas! Big government tries to wrangle away thousands of acres from ranchers and change state lines. Texas’ AG has the outrageous details and fallout on On The Record.

8
P

On The O'Reilly Factor, Bill takes a look at social media and its impact on people's privacy.

10
P

Are Obama’s people working inside the mainstream media? Brent Bozell is naming names on Hannity.

Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

Connect with Fox News

Subscribe

Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

Get More Fox!

'Outnumbered' Set to Debut on Fox News Channel

They're outspoken, out of the box, outrageous and outstandingly smart! And he is outnumbered. Don't miss the premiere of a new panel show on Fox News Channel, bringing you a refreshing new twist on news. Check out all the details on "Outnumbered," debuting Monday, April 28 at noon ET!

Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" will reveal who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Check out the latest installment: an inside look at Mutton Bustin!

Greta Is Wired!

GretaWire.com is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!