Sitting down for their annual interview with People Managing Editor Larry Hackett and Washington, D.C., correspondent Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, President and Mrs. Obama reflect on the year's difficulties, both in the political arena and the smaller challenges he encounters at home. "I've got three opinionated, strong, tall women," says President Barack Obama
. "If they get together, they can have fun about my ears or being too loud, or how I dress." If only that genial ribbing was the worst of his year. The President, joined by Michelle Obama
in the White House's Blue Room
, also answered questions about the glitchy launch of healthcare.