WASHINGTON — President Obama, capping the most difficult year of his presidency, said Friday he expects a rosier 2014, predicting that his health care law will finally take wing and pledging to restore public trust in America’s electronic spying programs.
Obama came to the White House podium on Friday for his final press conference of the year and openly declared himself ready to put a dismal 2013 behind him. “I know you are all eager to skip town and spend some time with your families,” he said at the start, hours before he left for a two-week vacation in his native Hawaii. “Not surprisingly, I am, too.”
For the next hour, he faced a flurry of questions about the botched rollout of his health care plan, the lost trust from the American public, and his historically low poll numbers. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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