"America does not stand still, and neither will I," the president told lawmakers. "So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that's what I'm going to do."
Obama's Go-it-alone Strategy Has Its Limits
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January 29, 2014

Via PBS News Hour:

By:

Terence Burlij

and
Katelyn
Polantz

Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

President Barack Obama stood in front of lawmakers Tuesday night and pledged to work with them when possible to find common ground, but he also made clear he would not hesitate to work around Congress when gridlock and dysfunction get in the way of results.

"Let's make this a year of action," the president said.

For Mr. Obama the speech marked his fifth...

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