Obama: 'Strong Week for American Leadership'

November 16, 2014 7:03 AM

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Eager to deflect the lame duck label, President Barack Obama touted his unexpectedly productive swing through the Asia Pacific as a "strong week for American leadership" that resulted in deals with China and other regional powers on issues like climate change, trade and economic growth.

But even before Air Force One departed Australia, Obama was already eyeing confrontations in Washington with congressional Republicans on immigration and the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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