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01/15/2013 10:20 am ET | Updated Jan 15, 2013

Old-School Socializing Could Make Obama More Friends

The Republicans, and some Democrats too, have been advancing the narrative that if only President Obama cultivated more personal relationships with members of Congress, politics would be different. We wouldn’t be on the edge of the precipice, and deals would be cut over a golf game or a glass of Merlot, like the good old days. Obama has outsourced most of his dealings with Congress, so the story line goes, and the nation is paying the price.

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