The president is trying to keep reform efforts alive despite differences with the GOP.
More watched Sunday's speech than each of his last three State of the Union speeches.
Lawmakers face a Dec. 11 deadline for funding the government.
The two leaders discussed the fight against ISIS.
Douglas Hughes piloted a small aircraft that landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel rose three spots to second.
Conservatives want to confirm Eric Holder's replacement in the new Congress next year.
President Obama's numbers are still at record lows.
President Obama hit the links Saturday morning at Maryland's Andrews Air Force Base with ESPN's Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon.
Robert Gibbs doubled down on Obama's pledge to veto bills with earmarks, despite Senate majority leader's call to "back off."