First Word: Does Obama have enough ‘juice’ to push legislative agenda in second term?

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President Barack Obama holds a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 30, 2013. The President on...
President Barack Obama holds a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 30, 2013. The President on...
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During a Tuesday morning news conference, President Obama responded forcefully to a question about whether he had enough “juice” to advance his agenda in his second term, after a major gun bill was defeated in the Senate earlier this month. Adding that he has to find a middle ground with a “dysfunctional” Congress, the president said he couldn’t force lawmakers from the other side of the aisle to cooperate if they are unable to. “It’s not my job to get [Congress] to behave. That’s their job.”

First Word: Does Obama have enough 'juice' to push legislative agenda in second term?

Updated