Obama puts a rosy spin on a difficult presidential year, sees better coming in 2014

  • Article by: JULIE PACE , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 20, 2013 - 7:02 PM

WASHINGTON — Putting a rosy spin on a difficult year, President Barack Obama acknowledged frustrating "ups and downs" on Friday but exulted that the improving economy is creating new jobs and claimed crucial progress for his troubled health care overhaul. He predicted 2014 would be "a breakthrough year for America."

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