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Opening Arguments

Fresh out


Yes, but this also risks sending the signal that, just six months into his second term, Obama is fresh out of ideas.

If he’s to break through the resistance, Obama will need some bold new proposals. That’s why his speech returning to the oldies would seem to confirm that the White House has given up on big achievements.

That's the Washington Post's Dana Milbank, and he's writing about Obama's 10th or 15th or whatever "pivot to the economy." Come on -- President Obama never had any "fresh ideas" about the economy. And his administration has given up on "big achievements"? If only.