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'Not so lame a lame-duck president' dares rivals on taxes and trade

Obama presents a progressive agenda in his State of the Union address, but it remains to be seen whether GOP will be ready to work with him in advancing it.

Mr Obama laid out the battle lines between the White House and Congress by challenging the Republicans on Capitol Hill with policy proposals including a plan to impose higher taxes on wealthy Americans.


US President Barack Obama is confronting now a dilemma that all occupants of the White House had to face during their last two years in office - being seen as a so-called lame-duck president who has less influence with other politicians and governments due to his limited time