Republicans blocked Obama's pick to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Agency because they don't want the agency to protect consumers. They only vote for business interests. That's not just me saying so. That is a fact. Republicans believe that doing what's for business is best for all. It's basic republican philosophy.
Obama says unless unemployment benefits and the payroll tax cuts are extended, he and Congress will spend Christmas in D.C.
Obama also answered press questions about Iran, the Keystone pipeline, the European debt crisis, Plan B, Romney's accusations that Obama has a foreign policy of "appeasement," which is so silly I can't believe Romney said it. But he wrote it too, so I suppose he's trying to be consistent.