The recession, health care reform, troop levels in Afghanistan and nuclear arms in Iran. Those were just some of the issues that dominated President Barack Obama's agenda last year.
As we move into a new year, are there new issues on the table on the domestic and foreign fronts?
As the president returns from an 11-day vacation in Hawaii this week, WNYC's Kerry Nolan gets some answers from David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, on the biggest political challenges the Obama administration is up against this year.
That's all in this week's Washington Report.