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Barack Obama assumed the presidency four years ago on a day full of history and hope. The second time around there is less hype, far lower expectations, and no illusions about the political climate.
Vice President Joe Biden has been sworn in to a second term of office, hours before his boss takes his official oath. Both Biden and President Obama are being sworn in on the day the Constitution dictates, a day before the public ceremony on Monday.
As President Obama takes the oath of office and begins to address the challenges of his second term, his on-again, off-again negotiating counterpart faces his own set of challenges in coming weeks.
At the lavish opening of Volkswagen’s latest plant in Mexico, the company’s boss and Mexico’s new president join hands to push a button. A vast sheet drops to reveal a gleaming assembly line for engines — surrounded by newly hired VW employees waving Mexican flags.
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Unlike most issues these days that divide along party lines, the immediate fate of President Obama’s new gun proposals will depend not as much on Republicans as his fellow Democrats in the Senate.