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Obama: 'I Bear Responsibility For Everything'

7:46 PM, Sep 23, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Tonight on CBS's 60 Minutes, President Obama will say that "I think that, you know, as president I bear responsibility for everything, to some degree."

The president's comment will come in response to question about whether he "bears any blame for the stalemate," according to CNN.

President Barack Obama discussed his frustration with gridlock in Washington, saying his "biggest disappointment" in his nearly four years in office has been the failure to oversee change in the nation's political climate.

"My biggest disappointment is that we haven't changed the tone in Washington as much as I would have liked," Obama said in a CBS News interview that aired Sunday.

Just last week, at a Univision town hall, President Obama said his biggest disappointment is not accomplishing immigration reform.

CNN adds:

During his CBS interview, Obama reiterated ways he would recruit the American people to help him fix the nation's capital.
"Something that I'd really like to concentrate on in my second term is being in a much more constant conversation with the American people so that they can put pressure on Congress to help move some of these issues forward," Obama said.

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In the Sunday interview, Obama also offered some ways in which he has seen change, most notably the passage of health care reform.

"And so change has happened and positive change for the American people. I'm the first one to confess that," he said.

However, when it comes to shifting from a "political slugfest" to a climate more focused on "problem solving," Obama acknowledged he hasn't "fully accomplished that."

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