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How Obama feels about Congress right now — in one McKayla Maroney face

President Obama makes a face while talking about the U.S. Congress, before signing an executive order in the South Court Auditorium at the White House on Thursday. (REUTERS/Larry Downing)

Yup, that's basically how President Obama feels about Congress right now.

Before signing an executive order on workers' rights and federal contracts Thursday, Obama spoke about the House's decision to move forward with a lawsuit accusing the president of abusing executive orders. "And I said to Speaker Boehner, tell your caucus the best way to avoid me acting on my own is work with me to actually do something," Obama said. "Then you don’t have to worry about it."

And he made this face. Which looked a lot like this face he made with the person who will one day be memorialized in marble with that face, Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney.

Obama is NOT IMPRESSED with Congress.

However, maybe he would find it comforting to know that at least he and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) can agree on their non-impressedness, if nothing else.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) takes questions during a press briefing Thursday on Capitol Hill. Boehner held his weekly news briefing to discuss Republican agenda. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

That's a start, right?

Jaime Fuller reports on national politics for "The Fix" and Post Politics. She worked previously as an associate editor at the American Prospect, a political magazine based in Washington, D.C.



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