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Politico: Obama’s Presidency Is in a Dead Zone

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(POLITICO) -- Not yet six months into his second term, Barack Obama’s presidency is in a dead zone.

A combination of familiar Washington intransigence and a more recent run of bad news and political setbacks have left him with less influence over his circumstances — and more buffeted by factors beyond his control — than at any time in his five years in office.

But in a damning appraisal, a wide variety of congressional Democrats and presidential scholars said in interviews that there is another decisive factor behind Obama’s current paralysis: his own failure to use the traditional tools of the presidency to exert his will... Continue reading via Politico...

 

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