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What does that change of strategy not a change the Obama administration's as the president's latest outrage congressional Republicans.
Is motivated by the spirit of cooperation not desperation.
And isn't really -- change at all.
Chief White House correspondent Ed Henry takes -- fair and balanced law.
-- Obama has stepped up a charm offensive with Republicans aides insist it's no change into home that I think that the president has made clear.
Since the election since the inaugural list -- -- and working cooperatively -- And how it's played out since election night president talked about reaching out.
The weeks -- I also look forward to sitting down with governor Romney to talk about.
Where we can work together to move this country forward.
Few days later the president held a pep rally in the -- group.
Suggested he was not that flexible I'm open to new ideas.
I'm committed to solving our fiscal challenge us.
I refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced the confrontational approach fired up Democrats.
As the president hit the road again.
Making his case on the fiscal cliff it's too important for cameras.
To not get it done the president did eventually have that lunch with Romney which yielded only an awkward photo.
Plus there was little outreach to rank and file Republicans -- -- one on ones with speaker John Boehner.
The president's team says the GOP was dug in on taxes so.
He did his best he negotiated with -- engage with Republican leaders and he put forward proposals that represented.
By any measure.
Serious compromise the strategy seemed.
-- office the president got a better deal in the -- talks and went into his inaugural riding high.
Since the state of the union though he's had -- less leverage in the sequester fight after some missteps.
Including exaggerations about the impact whether it's also -- related I don't know what he's -- teachers who didn't exist.
And backlash over shutting White House tours to save less than a 100000 dollars a week.
Visit -- is like 85 -- billion.
Dollars doesn't seem like.
Really anything -- now with the clock ticking on lame duck status advisors to the president say he's anxious to get a big budget deal.
She can move on to the rest of the second term agenda like immigration reform.
Boehner though calls the sudden now reached a one.
I'm hopeful some -- come out of it but.
If the president continues to insist on tax -- so they're very different far.
Administration officials think Republicans are celebrating too early on sequester because it's having a big impact in states that has not yet been felt here in Washington.
As for big budget deal the president's plan was supposed to be unveiled in February that's led to march.
Now we're hearing a warm calm until April.
Chris Ed thank you.
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