President Obama stopped short of admitting he's had a pretty tough year in his final press conference of 2013. Historian Robert Dallek joins NPR's Linda Wertheimer for a look back at the year, and to put Obama's trying times in context with other presidents who had difficult second terms.
After British voters go to the polls on Thursday, either David Cameron or Ed Miliband will be prime minister. While one of these men will win the election contest, neither is likely to win a popularity contest.
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