WASHINGTON — President Obama says Washington “feels as broken as it did four years ago,” when he took office.

He said he’s most frustrated by the inability “to change the atmosphere” in the nation’s capital “to reflect the decency and common sense of ordinary people” who want their leaders to solve problems.

“There’s enough blame to go around for that,” he told CBS’ “Sunday Morning.”

CBS’ Charlie Rose interviewed the president and first lady Michelle Obama at the White House on Thursday and has aired parts of the conversation on different network shows since then.

Reflecting on more than 3 1/2 years in office, Obama said, “I think there’s no doubt that I underestimated the degree to which in this town politics trump problem solving.”


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