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June 19th, 2009
12:22 PM ET

Balancing Act: U.S. Interests at Home and Abroad

This week, President Obama faced criticism and praise as he tackled a host of issues here at home and abroad.
Domestically, the President has zeroed in on health care reform, a plan to tighten controls on the financial sector, and granting benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees.
But what may be overshadowing his domestic agenda are pressing matters overseas: the unrest following the Iranian election and reports of a growing nuclear threat from North Korea.
It’s a juggling act for this administration. How does it find balance? Or is this a typical challenge of any Presidency in its infancy? Post your comments or questions here, and we may use them when we discuss Balancing Act: US Interests at Home and Abroad. Join us Saturday at 4PM Eastern.


Filed under: Fredricka Whitfield
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Josh Alderman

    Its really hard for me to understand what is motivating North Korea. There has to be some deeper issue than what we are seeing on the surface.

    June 19, 2009 at 12:33 pm |
  2. Tom Harper

    President Obama is doing a pretty good of sabre juggling right now. When I think of the kind of country that Clinton left Bush, and then what a mess Bush left Obama, it makes me so angry. Even if President Obama fails I'll vote for him next time. God willing and the creek don't rise. Just out of spite against Republican incompetents. I mean, I hope the President succeeds, but the problems are so big and our ability to solve them rapidly diminishing as our economic system faces severe challenges.

    June 19, 2009 at 4:30 pm |
  3. Diana

    I guess this is what VP Biden means when he said that the president will be tested.

    June 20, 2009 at 12:05 am |
  4. PhillDoc

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    October 21, 2009 at 11:58 am |

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