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If the GOP recaptures one or both chambers of Congress on November 2, there is a nascent conventional wisdom that it would not be an altogether bad thing for the Obama presidency. Republicans would have skin in the governing game, meaning they could no longer be the “party of no.”
But conventional wisdom rarely survives first contact with reality. Here are five factors that could complicate or even poison the ability of Obama and a GOP congressional majority to work together.
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