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Wed Oct 28, 2015, 02:07 PM

President Obama's Really Good Day!

Obama spends a whirlwind day in his hometown, Chicago by Darlene Superville

CHICAGO (AP) President Barack Obama spent a whirlwind Tuesday back in his hometown.

In less than a full day, he spoke to a gathering of police chiefs, raised money for fellow Democrats at back-to-back-fundraisers, sat courtside at the Chicago Bulls' season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and poked back at those who predicted he'd be a lame duck during his final two years in office.

How did he cap it off? By curling up in his own bed for the first time in nearly a year.

Obama was pretty much written off last November when Republicans won control of Congress after trouncing Senate Democrats in the midterm election. He was expected by some not to accomplish much of anything during what he sometimes calls the "fourth quarter of my presidency."

But since then, Obama has achieved some longstanding policy goals, including restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba after decades of animosity, joining other world powers to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran and, this week, reaching a budget deal with congressional leaders just days before a feared first-ever U.S. default.

"About a year and a half ago, people were saying I was a lame duck," Obama noted wryly at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at the Pump Room restaurant, where about 80 guests had paid up to $33,400 each to dine on chicken and polenta in the company of the president.

Instead, he said, "We've been flapping our wings a lot."

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Wed Oct 28, 2015, 11:29 PM

1. ".. flapping their wings a lot.." they sure have, yallerdawg.. turned the whole "lame duck" meme

on its head.

Thank you for this report on the President from Chicago!

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