Politics & Government

September 1, 2009 6:55 PM

What must Obama do to take control of drifting agenda?

As he retreats to Camp David for a final summer getaway, President Barack Obama is mapping out a post-Labor Day plan to regain the political offensive, including a private meeting next Tuesday with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Advice from both Democrats and Republicans sounds similar. "It's time for the president to be the president," said former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, a Republican.

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