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Obama agenda: Somber and reflective

The Washington Post on President Obama’s post-midterm press conference: “President Obama, appearing somber and reflective after what he described as a ‘shellacking’ at the polls Tuesday night, conceded Wednesday that his connection with Americans has grown ‘rockier’ over the last two years and expressed sadness over the defeats of congressional Democrats who supported him.”

“Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke embarked on a historic test of unconventional monetary policy by using tools devised during the financial crisis to add fuel to an economy that’s been expanding for 15 months,” Bloomberg News writes. Here’s Bernanke’s op-ed in the Washington Post explaining what the Fed did and why.

“Officials in the Indian city of Mumbai have taken extraordinary measures to protect US President Barack Obama ahead of his visit,” BBC writes.