Obama's Congressional Friends (and Foes): What Do You Think? Who are Obama's nearest allies in Congress? Who are his top foes? Slideshow: Obama's Congressional Friends (and Foes) June 19, 2009 Comments SHARE In his dealings with Congress, President Barack Obama relies on friends while taking fire from the GOP. What do you think of our list of Obama's key friends and reliable foes? Join the discussion in the comments section below.