Obama Faces New Congressional Obstacles06:43

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The new Republican-dominated Congress takes its place today, presenting President Barack Obama with the challenge of pressing his agenda in his final two years in office.

Presidential scholar George Edwards joins Here & Now's Lisa Mullins to discuss how past presidents have handled this challenge, and whether there will likely be much progress on major issues in the next two years.


  • George Edwards, presidential scholar and professor of political science at Texas A&M University.

This segment aired on January 6, 2015.

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