Presidential News Conference
President Obama gave a year-end news conference as the 111th Congress finished its legislative business. In his remarks he said his biggest disappointment of the lame-duck congressional session was the failure to pass the DREAM Act, which provides a path to U.S. citizenship for certain illegal immigrants who were brought to the country as children. He also said if Congress had not passed the tax cuts and unemployment bill, the U.S. economy would probably have begun to contract in 2011. close
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