President Barack Obama speaks about the debt limit during the final news conference of his first term in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (AP Phot

 

              President Barack Obama speaks about the debt limit during the final news conference of his first term in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.  (AP Phot
President Barack Obama speaks about the debt limit during the final news conference of his first term in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)