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February 19, 2013


Here Comes the Bully Pulpit

President Obama will make a full court press to push Congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts set to take effect on March 1.

First Read: "Per the White House, the president will make these remarks surrounded by emergency responders -- "the kinds of working Americans whose jobs are on the line if Congressional Republicans fail to compromise on a balanced solution," it says... Today, Obama will be surrounded by first responders; tomorrow, it might be military families; and the day after that, it could be with essential government workers who could be furloughed. This is the one power a president has with Congress as it relates to domestic policy: the power of persuasion. We have seen the future of this sequester fight over the next few weeks, and it is today -- a massive public-relations effort with the president using his pulpit to drop a political hammer on Congress."












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