The Do-It-Yourself Presidency

If you're judging President Obama based on what he's failed to do, you're missing the point. He's one of the most powerful chief executives in U.S. history.

WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 11: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama paints the wall during a service project at Ronald H Brown Middle School September 11 2010 in the Washington, DC. Obama attended an 9/11 anniversary memorial at the Pentagon earlier in the day.  
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