Barack Obama had campaigned for re-election on the hope that a second term would bring with it a new spirit of compromise after years of partisan rancor on Capitol Hill. It didn’t happen.
The president's outreach to Congress was somewhere between lacking and non-existent.
Obama's team dropped the ball — calamitously — on his health care law. Snowden's revelations had Democrats and Republicans alike calling for tighter surveillance rules. Foreign leaders were in a huff.
Brazil's president snubbing the offer of a White House state dinner.
Germany's Angela Merkel incensed that her cell phone calls had been intercepted.
The president's promise that people who liked their health plans would be able to keep them ran into a harsh reality as millions saw their coverage canceled.
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