Why Obama Is Smiling Again

If only the president can have a Scrooge-like conversion and keep this holiday spirit going all year long.

There's that pearly white smile.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The headline out of Friday’s news conference was that the president was happy. Barack Obama's post-midterm-election scowl was gone, replaced by the wide smile that once charmed the country. Emerging from his bunker, he blithely engaged reporters (all of them women), calling out a “bless you,” when he heard a sneeze.

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