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March 15, 2013

John Dickerson: Obama’s outreach to GOP is all about Obama

In politics and human relations, it’s best to be skeptical of uncharacteristic generosity. When my son offers to do the dishes, I know I’ll find something broken somewhere in the house soon enough. When an e-mail from a distant acquaintance starts on a chatty note, I prepare for the Big Ask. In only the most well-adjusted marriages would a spouse’s surprise gift of flowers not stir the least bit of suspicion in their mate.

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