President Obama makes a opening statement during a press conference in the White House briefing room in Washington on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Photo by: J. Scott Applewhite

President Obama makes a opening statement during a press conference in the White House briefing room in Washington on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)