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Obama displays contradictory views on his troubled relationship with Congress

WASHINGTON — President Obama needled a GOP senator Tuesday, then praised Republicans working to solve the immigration riddle. He pledged to reengage with Congress to close the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, then decried the intractability of Congress. He cast Republicans as potential allies, then criticized their obstruction.

When it comes to his relations with Congress, President Obama is a man of two minds.

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