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by Lisa Mathias

CNN’s Kristi Keck featured comments from David Winston in an article chronicling the ongoing struggle between Republicans and Democrats to work with each other, particularly on the issue of tax cuts. Winston refers to a past president who more readily worked with members on the other side:

Republican strategist David Winston said the unresolved question is — Can Obama do what Clinton did and “recognize what the election meant”?
“It looks like potentially he could pivot … but he’s obviously getting resistance within his own party,” said Winston, who worked for then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich during Clinton’s second term.

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