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Barack Obama Breaking News: Larger Lessons for Parties in Mass. Senate Race

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Drawing on the political might of the White House, Democrats swept to victory in a U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts that highlighted President Barack Obama's challenges in the 2014 congressional elections and the GOP's struggle to broaden its appeal. Donna Brazile says President Obama must persuade a polarized Congress to preserve the landmark law that protects citizens from discriminatory anti-voter rules that emerge every election cycle. As President Obama heads to Africa, he is visiting a continent where U.S. influence is waning, and Chinese influence is growing.On this visit, only Obama's second to Africa since he became president (Xi visited Africa during his first foreign tour as head of state, in March this year), he will be visiting a continent which feels increasingly less beholden to American dictates.

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