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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Barack Obama is reveling in presidential power and influence unseen in Washington for decades.
Barely 100 days in office, the U.S. president and his Democratic Party have firm control over the White House and Congress and the ability to push through ambitious plans.
Now, with the coming retirement of a Supreme Court justice clearing the way for him to appoint a successor, Obama already is assured a legacy at the top of all three branches of government -- executive, legislative and judicial.
Originally posted by Helig
I would rather there be laws in place to mandate a split in control of at least congress at all times to prevent laws from basically being rubber-stamped through as I suspect we will no doubt see again and again until balance is restored.
Originally posted by da_beast_666
Republicans lost, Obama won. Learn to deal with it. If you want to consider someone for an anti-christ consider bush, started a war that killed thousands of innocents. What is it with you people and Obama, he may have put you people more in debt but from what I have seen so far he hasn't been the cause of innocent lives been lost for a war started on false pretenses now has he?
Originally posted by RRconservative
In four years we will be asking the same question....but it will be about the Republicans holding too much power....what goes around comes around.
WASHINGTON — Fresh from pushing Chrysler into bankruptcy, President Obama and his economic team are hoping that the hard line they took last week gives them leverage to force huge changes in General Motors, a far larger and more complex company.
Officials say that, difficult as Mr. Obama’s decision was on Wednesday to take all the risks of a Chrysler bankruptcy, the politics of reshaping G.M. will be far harder. Already a shadow of the company that once dominated the American landscape, G.M. will be forced to eliminate tens of thousands of additional jobs and close factories and dealerships nationwide.
In Chrysler’s case, the tough job-cutting decisions had already been made and the government is taking only a small stake. An alliance with Fiat envisions selling the company’s cars in new markets around the world and adding cars that use Fiat’s fuel-efficient technology.
But in G.M.’s case, Mr. Obama will be forcing deeper cuts and becoming the controlling shareholder. He will also be overseeing the radical downsizing of G.M.’s work force as he is trying to reverse rising unemployment.