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

Is Rahm Emanuel Helping Or Hurting The Obama Agenda?

Reporting from Washington - A senior presidential aide is supposed to solve problems, not create or compound them for his boss. So the White House was knocked off-stride when Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was forced to issue a public apology for using a derogatory word for people with learning disabilities.

But even before the gaffe, Emanuel was becoming a magnet for criticism of President Obama's difficulties in turning his ambitious agenda into achievements.

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