POLITICS
04/17/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Seen As Firmly Positioned In 'Radical Center'

President Barack Obama sees an irony in his relations with the U.S. business community. "On the left, we are perceived as being in the pockets of big business," he said in an Oval Office interview this past week. "On the business side, we are perceived as being anti- business."

The criticism from the left, he realizes, goes with the territory; from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama, Democratic presidents always disappoint their party's left wing.

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