General David Petraeus

US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference November 14, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Petraeus Scandal Dominates Obama’s First News Conference Since Re-Election

It was the president’s first press conference in eight months and he clearly wanted to talk about the so-called “fiscal cliff,” but instead got hit with the sex scandal that drove his CIA director off the cliff and threatens to have another top general join him.