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Nouri Maliki
President's foreign policy intentions lie in ruins

Now that the usual vows of good intentions are over between President Barack Obama and the elected Republican leaders of the House and Senate — all vowing willingness to work together to break the long legislative stalemate on Capitol Hill — the question is: Will they really happen? The best hope is that the newly empowered Republicans, hoping to counter the brand of negativism that haunted them throughout the Obama administration, will swiftly put forward their own legislative agenda and bring much of it up for a vote in both houses. Such an initiative would be expected to include, beyond the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare (which faces a certain presidential veto),...

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