Obama opens 2014 eager to test modest momentum in Congress; decisions on NSA, Afghan war loom

  • Article by: JULIE PACE , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 6, 2014 - 3:15 AM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama gets back to work this week eager to test whether a modest budget deal passed in the waning days of 2013 can spark bipartisan momentum on Capitol Hill. As he opens his sixth year in office, he also faces legacy-defining decisions on the future of government surveillance programs and the American-led war in Afghanistan.

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theagonybhoJan. 6, 14 9:12 AM

Obama is a joke, his failed healthcare bill and now crying for extending a failed 5 1/2 year long term unemployment benefits. He now deflects focus to pay equality, heres a tip no more unemployment, want more money get a better job !!!

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avejoeconJan. 6, 14 9:16 AM

Obama, you better create some other crisis or else your party is going down. Obamacare. THE ONLY good thing about it is that it will destroy the Dem's election this fall.

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avejoeconJan. 6, 14 9:29 AM

Come on theagonybho. It isn't YOUR job to improve yourself. It's the job of gov't to make sure someone gives it to you without you having to do anything about it.

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