Obama Seeks to Grab Momentum After Election Losses

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to members of the news media before a meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (R) and other members of the president's cabinet at the White House November 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama moved to seize the initiative from Republicans after his party’s election losses, drawing a hard line on immigration, choosing a new attorney general and dispatching key aides to say he won’t back down from his agenda.

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