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Even-tempered Obama tries to keep historic week in perspective

Even-tempered Obama tries to keep historic week in perspective

Prodded to gloat about his indisputably good run over the last week, President Obama’s instinct on Tuesday was to downplay. It wasn’t on a par with his wedding week, he said, nor with the weeks in which his two daughters were born. He even noted that a basketball game in which he scored 27 points made good week once. “One of the things I've learned in this presidency is that there are going to be ups and there are going to be downs,” Obama said. “I might see if we can make next week even better.” Since his presidential team first began to gel during his 2008 campaign, friends and advisors have talked about the cool and even temper of the...

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