Obama's New Years Resolution: Ignore GOP, Strike a Populist Tone, Get Re-Elected

The appointments highlight economic issues—financial predation and corporate overreach—that voters care about in 2012.

It’s a new year, and there’s a new, more aggressive Barack Obama in the White House.

Last year’s theme in Washington was straightforward: The president proposes and the Senate disposes. Whether legislation to create jobs, grand budget bargains to cut spending and raise taxes, or nominations for officials to do the work of government, Republican senators ensured that passing any important (and many unimportant) issues required a super-majority they would in turn deny.

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