(WASHINGTON POST) President Obama said Friday that he would review the National Security Agency’s far-reaching surveillance programs over the holiday break and would make a “pretty definitive statement” in January about possible reforms.

Obama signaled that he may order changes to the NSA’s sweeping collection of personal data, saying at a year-end news conference that “just because we can do something doesn’t mean we should.”

At a news conference concluding a troubling year in office, Obama again took personal responsibility for the disastarous rollout of his health care law and expressed optimism that he could advance his agenda in 2014, beginning with immigration reform.

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