Stung at Home, Obama Embarks on His Longest Foreign Trip

The president will spend 10 days in Asia, where leaders know all about his domestic political weakness.

President Barack Obama and President Hu Jintao of China shake hands at the conclusion of their joint press conference in the East Room of the White House, Jan. 19, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.
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