December 18, 2015 1:22 PM EST

President Obama is holding his traditional year-end news conference at the White House on Friday afternoon.

The President is expected to address reporters at about 1:45 p.m. E.T. His remarks come with the presidential race to succeed him moving into high gear, and as he looks to capitalize on his last year in office with a string of initiatives, including expanded gun restrictions.

Watch Obama’s remarks live above.

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