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President Obama's bad week

May 16th, 2013
04:06 PM ET

Will a week of scandal stymie U.S. President Barack Obama’s second-term agenda?

In the video above, Christiane Amanpour examines the issue with CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.


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  1. Chukwu victor

    Big congrats on ur second term. U won again congrats

    May 16, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Reply
  2. Vijaya

    I have a feeling that the IRS scandal was a set up by some of the Republicans themselves to make the president look bad...It is a possibility...

    May 17, 2013 at 11:40 am | Reply
    • BADGUY

      NOT ONLY to make Obama look bad...the Republicans have been "after" the IRS FOR YEARS! They INTENTIONALLY UNDERFUNDED the agency to INSURE it could NOT follow up on tax evasion of the Rich elite. And, NOW, they've intentionally created these tax "dodges" called 501(3)(c) and 501(4)(c) scams to allow their top 1% to 1) AVOID TAXES ON CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS, 2) REMAIN ANONYMOUS and 3) SWAY THE NATION'S ELECTIONS......ALL at one stroke! The underfunded IRS was just doing its job by selecting PROBABLE TAX EVADERS as the focus of their attention. HOW, pray tell, does ANY justify NOT going after organizations who sole purpose is to reduce and even ELIMINATE taxes on the top 1%......FIRST? Another SCAM by the "Party of SCAMS"...the infamous Republican Party!

      May 19, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Reply
      • Tammy

        Agreed....

        May 21, 2013 at 8:49 am |
  3. M.A.P. (Mothers against poo)

    Wouldn't suprise me, Rebublicans are like wild animals frothing at the mouths, desperate for a scandal that will damage the president – ANYTHING! They have shown themselves to care about NOTHING but their own political wins. Pathetic.

    May 17, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Reply
    • WakeUp

      Your dear leader Obama could commit a felony on tape and you'd think it was someone else's fault. I'm sure if it was under Bush and the target was liberal groups you would use the same logic?

      May 17, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Reply
      • I Want To Give America A Big Kiss And Wear Flowers In My Hair

        There is a valid point there,in that you get the impression the Reps may stymie Bills just to rub his face in it.

        Sour grapes,if you like–and that is NOT serving America which ultimately it's about,but the grab for power is all-consuming.

        May 17, 2013 at 7:37 pm |
  4. Rufus Reeta

    People who want to see the USA government dysfunctional must be salivating. We outsiders who used to respect the USA congress, wonder what is happening. Obama comes across as someone who has done very well in terms avoiding 'skeletons in the cupboard', personal office scandals and other official embarassments, but he appears persecuted with a passion by those who want to nullify his agenda. Compare his work ethic, energy levels, relative truthfulness, and scandal prone-ness with other US Presidents of the last 100 years, and he comes out very ok. Republicans should change strategy and become more gentle and put forth ideas that will increase their chances of winning the next elections. It seems, they think, by suffocating the government thats the strategic way to go and young voters don't realise it.

    May 21, 2013 at 9:45 am | Reply
  5. Kazeem Awwal

    GOD BE FOR YOU ALL WAYS AND AT ALL TIMES

    May 21, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Reply
  6. Scandals are industrial-strenght tools to knock one into the point from where one bowls like ball off the alley ,,, so OBAMA should know this

    For a second term is unstoppable for every president

    May 23, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Reply
  7. Scandals are industrial-strenght tools to knock one into the point from where one bowls like ball off the alley ,,, so OBAMA should know this

    Tmbo joel

    May 23, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Reply

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