Obama's Battle With the Liberal Wing of the Democratic Party

There are some signs that Obama is starting to generate serious opposition from his own party.

President Barack Obama with Sonia Sotomayor, his nominee for the Supreme Court.

President Barack Obama with Sonia Sotomayor, his nominee for the Supreme Court.

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The looming fight over Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court should ingratiate him to some critics for the time being, since she has strong support among liberals. But the overall uneasiness on the left is real and will remain a serious long-term problem for the new president.

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