** FILE ** In this Dec. 22, 2011, photo, President Obama speaks during a news conference in the South Court Auditorium at the White House complex. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Photo by: Carolyn Kaster

** FILE ** In this Dec. 22, 2011, photo, President Obama speaks during a news conference in the South Court Auditorium at the White House complex. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)