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The 8 faces of President Obama

President Obama's nearly hour-long news conference Thursday was remarkable. A president known for playing it close to the vest was unusually open and candid about his frustrations and regrets regarding the rollout of his signature health-care law.

We broke down our thoughts about Obama's presser and culled the nine best quotes from it. But, a picture says 1,000 words (right?) so here's the tale of the Obama news conference in eight images. That's like 8,000 words of goodness!

1. This stinks.


AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

2. This stinks, close up.


Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

3. It's been a long week.


AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

 4. "It's on me."


AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

5. You know what I'm saying, right?


AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

6. It is what it is.


AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

7. Um.....no idea.


EPA/SHAWN THEW

8. And I'm out.


Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images
Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.

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