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January 03, 2014


Obama's Priorities Face Early Tests in Congress

"The start of 2014 brings two quick tests of President Barack Obama's ability to move his agenda through Congress, as the White House tries to persuade lawmakers to restore recently expired unemployment benefits and to increase the nation's borrowing limit," the Wall Street Journal reports.

"The Senate is expected to hold an initial vote as soon as Monday on a plan to renew expanded jobless benefits, which Mr. Obama supports. And within the next couple of months, lawmakers must grapple again with terms for raising the debt ceiling."












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