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It's been an off day for politics reporters


First, NBC's Luke Russert was booed and told that his question about the aging Democratic House leadership was "quite offensive" by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

At a separate press conference regarding Benghazi Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told a reporter he had asked "one of the dumbest questions I’ve ever heard."

And placing the bow on things was President Obama today during his first press conference since being reelected. Obama wrapped up taking questions when Bloomberg's Hans Nichols shouted out a question.

Here's how the exchange went [from the White House transcript]:

Q:    -- spending side of the fiscal cliff.  On spending, the $1.2 trillion trigger, is that something that you can see having a short-term component -- because I remember you said it's not happening --

THE PRESIDENT:  That was a great question, but it would be a horrible precedent for me to answer your question just because you yelled it out.  (Laughter.)


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