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“Inside Obama’s White House” reminds us politics can be a deeply tragic affair

The latest in the BBC’s documentary series is the story of the President being reluctantly dragged out of the White House and into the world

By Philip Collins  

Barack Obama, then US President-elect, about to walk out to take the oath of office. Backstage at the U.S. Capitol. 20th January 2009 ©White House, Pete Souza

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Inside Obama’s White House: Don’t Screw it Up is the story of the discovery that power is not there. The latest installment in the BBC’s documentary series on the US President…

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