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By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK Click Below to Listen President Obama, fallen to earth from the euphoria of his inauguration, is running against a ticking clock. Congressional Democrats are growing impatient with his muscular approach to Afghanistan, Iran is testing his self-imposed deadline to come to the bargaining table over its nuclear ambitions, and next year’s midterm campaigns will soon bear down on his legislative agenda. But the biggest threat to his political potency may be the slow recovery of the American economy, a challenge that is largely out his hands.
With Richard W. Stevenson, deputy Washington bureau chief, and Mark Leibovich, a Washington correspondent, Political Points host David D. Kirkpatrick reviews President Obama’s first year in office and his relations with the press.