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March 14, 2013


Obama Defends Setting Up Outside Advocacy Group

President Obama admitted that Organizing for Action, the nonprofit group born from his reelection campaign, was a way to combat the pivotal "mistake" of his first term -- allowing the populist enthusiasm behind his policy objectives to fade amid tough negotiations with Congress, The Hill reports.

Said Obama: "I think here in Washington, this idea has been viewed with some suspicion and people have been puzzled about what it is we're trying to do, because the usual idea is this must be a mechanism to try to win the next election in 2014. What we've tried to explain to people is, no, I just actually want to govern -- at least for a couple years. But I also want to make sure the voices of the people are actually heard in the debates that are going to be taking place."












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