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How Hillary Clinton's plans break from Obama's policies on Syria, trade and other issues

How Hillary Clinton's plans break from Obama's policies on Syria, trade and other issues

Eight years after a bitter primary fight against then-Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton has portrayed herself during her 2016 presidential campaign as his natural successor. She’s repeatedly emphasized her loyalty to the president, her time serving in his Cabinet and her dedication to preserving his accomplishments. As a political strategy, there are clear benefits —  polls show Obama’s approval ratings have been rising this year, and he remains overwhelmingly popular with the Democratic voters she needs to turn out to beat Donald Trump.

A look at the issues, however, offers a more nuanced picture of whether a Clinton...

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