White House spokesman Jay Carney acknowledges that President Obama is frustrated with Congress. He also said that doesn't mean Republicans and Democrats can't work together to get things done.
"We can do it in cooperation with Congress, and where Congress will not cooperate , we can and will do it engaging with Americans across the country and utilizing the authorities the President has," the spokesman stated.
As the President prepares to address Congress in the State of the Union address tomorrow night, Carney said the economy continues to improve. He declined to offer specifics in the big speech.
In a news conference, Carney said the President believes the country is poised to create more jobs and make life better for struggling families. He also argued that passage of comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform would be a huge victory for the nation. The Senate passed a sweeping immigration bill last year but it stalled in the Republican-led House.
You can hear the president's address live on KFBK at 6pm followed by special live talk and analysis by John McGinness 7-10 pm.