'The Obama Memos'

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As President Obama prepares to give the State of the Union Address, we talk with New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza about his most recent article, "The Obama Memos: The Making of a Post-Post-Partisan Presidency." Through internal White House memos and interviews, Lizza paints a portrait of a president who has struggled in his first three years to govern within the contentious, partisan landscape of Washington.


Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker