Obama 2.0: Deficit Deal Tops Day-One Agenda

CHICAGO -- He won a second term by a narrower margin than he won his first, but President Barack Obama believes his victory Tuesday night delivered a mandate that will reinvigorate his stalled legislative agenda and resolve a partisan impasse over taxes. Obama will waste little time putting his perceived new influence to the test, aides say, making negotiations over expiring tax cuts, looming spending cuts and deficit reduction his immediate priority after the electoral smoke clears. A double...Full Story
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