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Obama bypasses Congress by pitching to the public

AP, Washington

“There’s a lot of traffic in the legislative process right now,” he said. “If we were to send a bill up on some of these things tomorrow, you guys would all write that the president has overloaded the system.”

In pushing his agenda, Obama is wielding extra muscle that he didn’t employ before, relying on his reconfigured re-election campaign operation.

The organization has reappeared as a nonprofit group ready to engage in legislative fights and grassroots mobilization to supplement the White House.

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