Obama Presses Liberal Agenda as He Starts 2nd Term

4:00 PM, Jan 25, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's second-term agenda is shaping up as an unabashedly liberal wish list - from gun control to gay rights.

In less than a week, he's vowed to tackle climate change and protect government entitlements. His administration has lifted a ban on women in combat and has expanded opportunities for disabled students. Proposals for stricter gun laws have already been unveiled, and plans for comprehensive immigration reform are coming next week.

Obama's full embrace of a progressive agenda suggests a president both freed for action by his re-election win and seeking to capitalize on it.

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