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Obama at the GOP retreat

The WSJ writes:

President Barack Obama sparred with House Republicans over job growth, the deficit and health care Friday, in an unusual dialog that both brought the two sides together and also exemplified Washington's political gridlock.

The retreat here for House Republicans went on for nearly 90 minutes. At times combative and confident, Mr. Obama fielded questions on a range of topics, from the national debt to health care to trade. "I'm having fun," he said at one point.

  • What did this achieve for the President? For the Congressional Republicans?
  • Does this change the likelihood that the administration's agenda will pass?
  • What will the political effect of this meeting be?

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