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Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
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Topic - Keith Hennessy
President Obama has distanced himself from the congressional supercommittee — politically and geographically — in a strategy aimed at avoiding political risk rather than putting his leadership on the line for a long-shot deal, analysts say.
"The president's press secretary tells us that the President and his Treasury Secretary have 'been very engaged with their European counterparts' in addressing their debt crises, but it appears the President's involvement in the American Super Committee was to set a proposal on the table and then leave," Mr. Hennessy said in a blog post.