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Obama holds up first lady's efforts as a model for policy action
Obama holds up first lady's efforts as a model for policy action

WASHINGTON — As President Obama looks to show off all he can do without Congress, he's been pointing to a surprising place for guidance on the savvy use of power: the other side of the White House. In public and private, the president has been holding up Michelle Obama's initiatives in the East Wing as a template for how the West Wing could accomplish a policy agenda the non-legislative way. He has called his wife's team a model for what's possible, and, in his State of the Union address last week, he said, "As usual, our first lady sets a good example." The first lady's "Let's Move" campaign has reduced childhood obesity for the...

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