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US - Obama: no lame duck

No US president wants to be a lame duck, but that is what they are at the end of their last term in office.

US – Obama: no lame duck

America’s first black president is determined to leave a lasting legacy. Despite attempts by his congressional opponents to dismantle his major reforms, among many other achievements, Obamacare has been enshrined into law, a nuclear peace agreement with Iran has been secured and diplomatic ties with Cuba have been restored. So what’s left? New gun-control laws, closing Guantanamo prison, better access to education … the list is long. The US president works best under the radar, as he did when capturing Osama bin Laden. His last days might well end up being his best. 

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