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President your -- hundred days in your second time.
-- -- on the go until you put it seems everything into -- try to get past.
-- ignored your efforts to try to get a benefit under the sequestered cost predictability you threatened to veto it got 92 Democrats in the house voted yes.
So my question -- you is.
Do you still have to choose to get the rest of your agenda through.
My if you put that -- -- as it goes back up and go home.
And go away.
President Obama a rare appearance there in the White House briefing room taking some tough questions from the press corps.
Jim it was all kicked off by Fox News chief White House correspondent Ed Henry who asked the president about his red line on Libya.
How did the president do while the president.
Very tough week.
His -- is that you -- is looking feckless on the does Syria but everything to the -- intervention and anybody I might add anybody who thinks -- you know the FBI and Homeland Security did fine on Boston a lot of -- Be the judge -- you really want him managing your Syria.
But when you see you know Dana Milbank calling him a bystander.
And Peggy Noonan who's you know been sympathetic to the present in the past although this is a conservative saying is that he's not -- -- -- his claim.
And most of the mainstream media the kind of agreed every he's been reelected.
So it's cocaine down to.
Judge in little more candidly.
Along those lines on Friday we learned that the other Associated Press -- saying that the Department of Homeland Security is now saying that if you're gonna have a student visa in the United States.
You actually ought to be a student that's one of the things it's going to be enforced.
Yes John King will remember that from the 9/11 commission report that was one of its recommendations as to do something about this system.
Where we don't know who's in our country what they're supposedly doing here look I think.
The media finally caught up with the fact that this was -- very unscripted performance by the president this week.
And -- -- hard and that he is not just passive he was positively.
Everything was bad problems were hard and tell us something we don't know Mr.
President it seems some.
Set in the White House Brady briefing room here is and some of the feedback from the press Washington post's Dana Milbank said.
100 days into his second term Obama has already lost control of the agenda if he ever had control in the first place.
He ricocheted through his news conference as he has through his presidency recently between issues and crises not of his choice.
CNN -- had a very different take on it.
President Barack Obama confidently declared that his administration will get things done in Washington.
Despite an atmosphere described as divided and politically dysfunctional.
So which of those two agree two descriptions do you agree with -- I thought I was just about to go after that -- CNN want I actually pretty cool hot.
Critical of the media -- And and part of that is that it's always the networks that -- ask questions -- a couple people didn't deal with that.
You know there was some discussion about that.
But nobody really focused on.
On what kind of questions were asked.
And whether the president really has power or not power.
And how is using it and I mean I'm pretty critical of that but I think the media could have used if they -- talked about his defensiveness or they gave my.
-- -- But very few people did a good analysis and.
Well there was also criticism of the president's wishy washy answers and there are some you know.
He is the president after all you know this is the week and really the damn really broke and all the media acknowledged with the reality is that so far the second term has been -- And a couple things going on here one ultimately the reality does matter.
And the the media has to acknowledge at some level.
And also it the media tends to get tired of of one narrative and the narrative of Barack Obama the -- here from the election.
Had gotten a little shop worn and then also the media there's this is huge -- herd mentality.
So once Dana Milbank and Maureen -- are saying it has a tendency among all the other.
Liberal -- to say well it must be true.
On the issue of Obama -- being as senator Max Baucus called -- a potential train -- The Washington Post.
Called the president out on that this week writing.
That there were of are a variety of those stories and reports and so forth suggesting that ten million people.
May be in line to lose the health care that they have currently as a result.
-- very -- that are added that it covered actually that that that it has -- mean that they haven't actually connected to the president but.
Politico in the hill -- story is all all week about how the Democrats are running away from the Affordable Care Act and worried about the fourteen midterm elections on I think.
If -- -- the White House is successful at all -- Kathleen -- -- all and the president will be able to focus on you know other important issues.
Yeah look we has we have 44 months I laughed right so we can't exactly call him as as Peggy noon and did -- kind of cracking -- -- But.
And Charles Krauthammer said.
Along comes immigration just when he seems to be failing -- next week he can claim credit for that even though we know as Krauthammer pointed out.
That the victory is owed more to Republicans being afraid of losing the Hispanic vote -- to any leadership on the part of the president.
But that this this me this -- is going to turn.
And then he went back to Guantanamo Bay which was one of the issues early from his first administration -- yes out and you know he had -- blamed congress to some degree.
I also again blame that -- that the media for.
Not going after the length of his answers and the fact that there was not a juice and questions answered I mean it's a little bit.
Well all right.
We're -- a I don't think the immigration thing after Richard.
Reason I don't do any kind of slam dunk at all I think that back and also that miss all this Boston stuff it turns out -- to.
Rich you know loss of one major legislative thing and it seems absent other events and unforeseen events that could happen but it won't have anything to do with the president -- -- have to do with president.
Staying out of the way right now.
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