Decoder How Obama arrived at his 'I feel your pain' moment on Obamacare

At his press conference Thursday, President Obama not only announced a potential reprieve in insurance cancellations, but also offered a window into the frustrations he's experienced in recent weeks.

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In a lot of ways, being president of the United States is pretty cool. You get your own plane, a mansion, and an enormous household staff. Your motorcade doesn’t have to stop at red lights. And when you retire, you can command more money just giving speeches than you’ll ever need.