Obama Second-Term Blues Loom Amid Failure to Connect

Obama Second-Term Blues Loom Amid Failure to Connect

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U.S. President Barack Obama, right, pats House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, on the back during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.