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Obama Sticks With 'No Ransom' Strategy, Comes Out Ahead

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Throughout the battle over the government shutdown and debt limit, President Obama kept reiterating: So long as Republicans were threatening a government default, there would be no negotiations. That strategy ultimately paid off for the White House. But it's not a strategy the president comes by naturally.
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