Barack Obama

Obama Expresses Willingness To Use Executive Power in State of the Union Address

Won't shy away from acting alone

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In a State of the Union address less partisan and pointed than many expected, President Obama on Tuesday said he was eager to work with Congress but willing to go it alone.

Obama promised to unleash a torrent of new executive actions after a difficult year in which his agenda languished in Congress and his approval ratings plummeted.

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