Midway through his second term, has President Obama found new political life? Has a recovering economy freed him to pursue a more activist agenda aimed at the middle class, including a higher minimum wage, tuition-free community college, and additional taxes on the wealthy? Or is the President’s opportunity to influence policy essentially over, repudiated by the rejection of the voters in 2014? Faced with hostile Republican majorities in both houses of Congress, is he already a lame duck? We gather together experts to talk about Obama’s performance over the past year, and the prospects for his final two years in office.
This event is part of the Annual Review of the Presidency series. The Annual Review has been an IGS tradition since 1981. Sponsored by the Matsui Center, the series brings together a panel of distinguished writers, academics, politicians, and policymakers to analyze the Presidential performance of the past year.
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