Barack Obama

Obama Says His Ambitions Have Not Shifted Despite Talk of Executive Power

Made the comment in a CNN interview

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Waukesha, Wisconsin (CNN) — Once, Barack Obama spoke of what he wanted for his presidency in terms of healing a nation divided. "This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and our planet began to heal," he said.

Today, Obama is talking about executive orders and executive actions—with a pen or phone—if a divided Congress won't or can't act on an agenda he laid out this week in his State of the Union address.