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President Obama’s Post-’Shellacking’ Press Conference

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President Obama gave his first press conference today following the midterm election vote yesterday that put the Republicans back in the majority in the House of Representatives.

Calling it a “shellacking” he admitted that, among the issues that contributed to voter discontent was his lack of communication.

“An occasionally introspective Obama attributed Democratic losses to voter frustration over the bad economy, and also his own failure to better communicate with people about what he is trying to do to create jobs,” reports USA Today.

“Obama said he has too often been isolated by the presidency, and that ‘there is a inherent danger in being in the White House and being in the bubble,’” the story adds. Read more

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White House Comment on Midterms Will Come at 1p.m. ET

After losing the House of Representatives but holding on to the Senate in the midterm elections yesterday, White House officials are carefully choosing their words and how they will frame the results.

The White House communications staff will stay silent, Politico reports, and President Obama will issue the first official comments at a 1p.m. ET press conference today. Meanwhile, the White House blog has not posted anything in reaction to the midterm results.

That doesn’t mean top officials from both parties haven’t already begun the spin game. A round up of commentary after the jump. Read more