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How Obama's second term is shaping the 2016 presidential race

How Obama's second term is shaping the 2016 presidential race

"President Obama is the anti-lame duck," Kevin Drum writes today. By way of illustration, Drum compiles a list of all of the actions Obama has taken since Democrats got washed out in the 2014 midterms, in order to demonstrate how active his presidency has been thus far in his second term: 1. Normalized relations with Cuba. 2. Signed a climate deal with China. 3. Issued new EPA ozone rules. 4. Successfully argued in favor of same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court. 5. Put in place economic sanctions on Russia that have Vladimir Putin reeling. 6. Pressured the FCC to approve net neutrality rules. 7. Issued new EPA coal regulations. 8. Issued an executive order on...

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