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Obama insists US economy 'headed in right direction'

Barack Obama speaks at an event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House, on November 21, 2013Barack Obama, amid the lowest poll numbers of his presidency and a barrage of bad headlines, accentuated the positive on Saturday, telling Americans that the US economy is headed "in the right direction." "Over the past couple months, most of the political headlines you've read have probably been about the government shutdown and the launch of the Affordable Care Act," the president said in his weekly media address referring to the new health care law informally known as