POLITICS

Lobbyists Gain Upper Hand On Obama In Recent Weeks

08/27/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Lobbying interests that President Obama campaigned against last year have gained the upper hand on the White House in recent weeks.

In stark contrast to Obama's first few months in office, special interest groups this summer have aggressively opposed the president's top domestic priorities. And they have succeeded in slowing legislation to revamp the nation's healthcare system, won an essential change to climate change legislation and put off efforts to set up a consumer agency in the financial sector.

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