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Obama looks abroad

Second term success will have to come from foreign policy

By Andrew Hammond  

Barack Obama addresses a meeting in the White House's Situation Room. His second term is likely to focus on foreign policy

The latest flash point between the White House and Congress, sequestration, will come to a head on Friday. There seems little possibility before then of an agreement to resolve the fiscal stalemate, meaning billions of dollars in automatic cuts in federal government spending will begin.

The sequestration episode underlines how hard it will be for Barack Obama to secure major domestic policy success in his…

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