Barack Obama

President Obama held a White House news conference Friday afternoon where he defended controversial healthcare legislation and discussed reforms to the NSA program.

FOX News Radio's Rich Johnson reports:

Why don't Republicans want you to have health insurance? That's the question from President Obama when it comes to GOP efforts to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

(President Obama) "The one unifying principle in the Republican party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don't have healthcare."

In his East Room news conference the President blasted Republicans who favor a government shutdown as a way to block the roll-out of Obamacare.

He also admits that things aren't that great with Russia these days, but there's still plenty of contact like his upcoming trip to the G-20 Summit in St. Petersburg.

(President Obama) "That's important business in terms of our economy and our jobs and all the issues that are of concern to Americans."

And President Obama vowed to bring to justice those responsible for last year's attacks on the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

WATCH President Obama address the NSA program at a news conference Friday:


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