Obama Says Economy’s Success Has Republicans Following His Lead

President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media during his last news conference of the year in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House December 19, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama accused Republicans of trying to co-opt his focus on middle-income Americans after working to undermine his policies and he urged Democratic Party leaders carry his economic message into the 2016 elections.

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