By Amie Parnes – When President Obama on Tuesday (May 8, 2012) called on Congress to pass an election-year to-do list, his modest proposal included a string of narrowly tailored issues aimed at targeting specific demographics from small-businessowners to troops returning home from war.
Obama hasn’t spent much time highlighting the healthcare and economic stimulus laws, two of the biggest legislative achievements of his term, which remain unpopular with many voters. Instead, he has focused much of his energy on smaller issues like student loans and tax credits for companies that invest in clean energy.
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