Obama's domestic agenda on the line this week

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Associated Press

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 8 at 9:02 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's second-term agenda will be robustly tested this week, with gun control and immigration in the spotlight on Capitol Hill and the White House set to release his long-delayed budget blueprint.

In a taste of what lies ahead, Democratic gun legislation arrived on the Senate floor Monday — in the face of a new Republican effort to block it.

In an era of deep partisanship and divided government, Obama knows he won't get everything he wants on the three big issues. But the scope of his victories or defeats will help define his legacy and determine how much political capital he retains for his final years in office.

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