Wars Could Jeopardize Obama's Domestic Agenda

President Obama's new Afghanistan plan could make coalition-building in Congress even harder.

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But Obama prefers the role of healer, conciliator, and innovator to commander in chief. He never wanted to be a wartime president, and his core supporters in the Democratic Party didn't envision him that way. But now that's exactly what he is, and he will have some serious adjusting to do. L

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