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Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama on Dec. 17 in the Oval Office, where they discussed recent moves on Cuba and immigration, and prospects for cooperation with a GOP-dominated Congress.
December 29, 2014 President Obama begins his administration's final phase the way he began several others: recovering from disaster, in this case the loss of the Senate. He's striving to show he won't be a lame duck.
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Speaker of the House John Boehner talks with reporters in his office in the U.S. Capitol on Friday.
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November 21, 2014 House Speaker John Boehner said President Obama acted like a king when he deferred the deportation of up to 5 million immigrants.
March 1, 2013 In the end, President Obama and other Democrats had less leverage than Republicans because of a fundamental asymmetry: Large federal spending cuts alarmed Democrats; Republicans, not so much.
December 7, 2010 National Journal writers say the Obama-GOP tax deal fails to bring certainty or deficit reduction. Not only does it add to the deficit but because many of the tax features are temporary, business people and investors can still plan only so far out.
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