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Obama Reaches Out To Base Amid New Tension

12/20/2010 11:54 am 11:54:02 | Updated May 25, 2011

In the wake of President Obama's tax-cut deal with Republicans, the White House is moving quickly to mend its strained relationship with the Democratic base, reassuring liberal groups, black leaders and labor union officials who opposed the tax compromise that Obama has not abandoned them.

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