Obama Addresses Petraeus Scandal and Benghazi (Video)

At his first news conference since winning a second term last week, President Obama addressed the scandal that led to the resignation of David Petraeus. He said he hoped the David Petraeus scandal will be "single side note on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career."

The president acknowledged that there was an ongoing FBI investigation but he was not aware of any evidence indicating a breach of security.

Security issues dominated the event and the focus eventually turned to Benghazi specifically regarding theRepublican attacks on U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice's initial response to the siege that killed four Americans.

Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham said they will block any efforts to promote Rice, who is a contender to replace Hillary Clinton as the U.S. Secretary of State.