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Obama: 'The U.S. has big things to do'
02:43 - Source: CNN

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NEW: Obama spoke for the first time since the election

GOP will hold at least 52 Senate seats, according to CNN projections

Washington CNN  — 

President Barack Obama isn’t ceding ground on his most controversial policies despite an election that delivered a stinging rebuke to him and his party on Capitol Hill.

During a roughly 90-minute press conference Wednesday, Obama gave no sign that he’d accept major revisions to his signature health care law, change his mind on bypassing Congress on immigration or consent to Republican demands on energy and the environment.

Indeed, the President didn’t do much to suggest that his White House would work differently after Republicans won at least 52 seats in the Senate and their biggest majority in the House since World War II.