Asked if he bears any blame for the stalemate, Obama said the buck stops at his desk.

“I think that, you know, as president I bear responsibility for everything, to some degree,” he said on CBS’ “60 Minutes.”…

During his CBS interview, Obama reiterated ways he would recruit the American people to help him fix the nation’s capital.

“Something that I’d really like to concentrate on in my second term is being in a much more constant conversation with the American people so that they can put pressure on Congress to help move some of these issues forward,” Obama said.