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Obama's crisis management: Duck, deny, get outside fixer

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President Obama's response to the swirling scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs has followed a predictable pattern. Halfway into his second term, the president seems to have developed his own crisis-management playbook. Step 1: Avoid getting any skin in the game for as long as possible. Allow Cabinet members to take the heat in headlines and congressional hearings. Step 2: Have White...

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