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Obama’s Self-Serving Stimulus Myth

There’s a story President Obama loves to tell about the start of his presidency. He says he was on his way to meet with House Republicans to talk about cooperating when John Boehner, then the House Republican leader, came out in opposition to his stimulus. Here’s what Obama leaves out of his story.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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