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Albert R. Hunt

Obama's on a Winning Streak

Republicans may fume at Cuba policy, but the politics favor the president.
Things are looking up for a change.

Things are looking up for a change.

Photographer: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images

Never before has a president experienced as severe an election drubbing as Barack Obama did in November and followed it with such a politically triumphant six weeks.

Obama scored his latest coup today by announcing that the U.S. and Cuba would restore full diplomatic relations and exchange prisoners. The right is enraged, but the politics favor the president.