Democrats Unhappy With Obama's Centrist Shift

04/07/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • POLITICO

President Barack Obama is running into resistance from congressional Democrats over several key economic proposals -- blunting the party's ability to send a clear message to middle-class voters that Democrats feel their pain.

Obama has run into friction from fellow Democrats over plans to freeze some federal spending, to use bailout funds for small-business lending and to limit the reach of big banks.

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