President Obama sat down for a 45-minute interview with Charlie Rose, which aired Monday night.

Below are the highlights, pulled from a transcript of the interview provided to Post Politics:

1. On NSA surveillance programs:

"But I think it’s fair to say that there're going to be folks on the left [criticizing me]. And what amuses me is now folks on the right who are fine when there’s a Republican president, but now, Obama’s coming in with the black helicopters."