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White House Year in Review: 'Yes We Can' Ignore the Scandals

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Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 09:51 PM

By Cynthia Fagen

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It's the White House spin on "Yes We Can."

The White House's yearly wrap-up appears to have ignored persistent media reports of the Obamacare fallout, the NSA spying scandal and the president's plummeting popularity polls, preferring instead to spin a sunnier version of President Barack Obama's political accomplishments while offering lighter feature fare.

"In 2013, our economy grew, and our deficit shrunk. For the first time in almost two decades, we said that we're producing more oil at home than we buy from the rest of the world," the White House cooed in its website introduction.

"We honored our heroes. We bounced back from national tragedies and natural disasters. We strengthened our relationships with allies around the world and took action to promote the American dream at home. Take a look at our 2013 year in review."

While this was the president's worst year in office, you likely couldn’t tell from this round-up. Alongside a July video of Obama pushing for immigration reform was the Kids State Dinner. A photo of the president with a Photoshopped hairdo from the black-tie White House Correspondent's Dinner highlights the month of April, and the president and Michelle Obama are seen watching a 3-D movie at the first-ever White House Student Film Festival in November. That comes one item after Obama touts how the deficit had been cut in half under his watch at the end of his October moments.

It could make you want to hug a puppy. That came in August, when the Obamas' new dog Sunny was introduced.

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