Obama Sees 'Glimmers of Functionality' in DC

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama says he's starting to see some functionality in Washington but he's still not getting the cooperation he needs from Congress.

Obama tells Democratic donors that Democrats don't have a monopoly on wisdom. He says Democrats aren't overly ideological at the moment and don't think government can do everything. But he says Democrats do think government has a role to play.

Obama says the U.S. has everything going for it, but millions of people are still missing out on opportunity. He says the only way he can change that is if Americans elect members of Congress who share his optimism and are willing to compromise.

Obama spoke Thursday at a fundraiser for Senate Democrats' campaign committee at a private home. Donors paid between $2,500 and $32,400 to attend.

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