Obama tests power against Republican-run Congress

2015-01-05 08:09

President Barack Obama this week will test whether he still has the power to keep Washington focused on his own priorities, even as a new Republican-run Congress is eager to take him on.

Just as lawmakers arrive in Washington this week, with the new Congress seating tomorrow, Obama is going out of town. He plans to spend most of the week in Michigan, Arizona and Tennessee showcasing how his own economic policies are fuelling the economic recovery.

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