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Obama: Economy will get where it needs to be

On the economy, President Obama says the recovery is a long-term effort that will pay dividends even if it's painful now. It's hard when you're right in the middle of it, he says.

The interview's over after only about 20 minutes as Brian Williams says he can see aides fidgeting off-camera. The last question is about Iraq and Afghanistan; Obama says he's confident of the policy and the timetables in both countries.