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Obama needs to work with GOP

March 9, 2013
By Dr. David Turner , Davis & Elkins College

The sequestration once again highlights the stalemate between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Although Obama seems reluctant he must find a way to at least attract some GOP congresspersons. With 201 Democrats in the House, Obama could attract 17 moderate Republicans, but this would take important concessions. It does the president no good to constantly bemoan Republican intransigence; if he wants some of his programs he will have to find a way to break the deadlock.



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