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Nation damaged by political paralysis

3:45 PM, Sep. 20, 2013
House Speaker John Boehner speaks in the Rayburn Room during the House Republicans' rally following the House vote on a continuing resolution, including defunding Obamacare, on Friday.
House Speaker John Boehner speaks in the Rayburn Room during the House Republicans' rally following the House vote on a continuing resolution, including defunding Obamacare, on Friday.
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Recently overheard from a senior House Republican, commenting on prospects for a budget agreement: "At this point, we're hoping Vladimir Putin comes up with a plan."

It's a summary of the state of Barack Obama's second term.

The president's near humiliation on a Syrian use-of-force resolution indicated a dangerously shallow reservoir of trust and goodwill on Capitol Hill. Democrats were amazed that Obama had forced a major political battle with no plan for winning it. The White House operation seemed badly off its game. Congressional relationships that had gone untended for years ...

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