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Start of ‘fourth quarter’ sees Obama play offence

The US leader is talking up his achievements as Republicans get ready for battle

25th January, 2015
US president Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address last week as vice-president Joe Biden applaudsGetty

US president Barack Obama has taken to referring to the final two years of his presidency as “the fourth quarter”. The phrase is a reference to the most popular of the nation’s sports, gridiron football, and — if last week’s State of the Union address is anything to go by — Obama intends to remain on the attack throughout.

Questions remain, not least about how much he can get...

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