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Obama Strategy: Keep Lawmakers Close

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President Barack Obama's scheduled signing Tuesday of a $787 billion economic stimulus law culminates three rapid-fire legislative weeks when a new presidential style emerged in Washington: the close integration of the White House and Congress.

After two presidencies marked by friction, if not outright hostility, between the White House and Congress, Mr. Obama has shown himself to be senator-in-chief, consulting closely with congressional leaders and committee chairmen at every turn.

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