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Dan Pfeiffer's Exit Interview: How The White House Learned To Be Liberal

President Barack Obama, accompanied by White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer, reacts to a reporter's question abou
President Barack Obama, accompanied by White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer, reacts to a reporter's question about the event he was leaving at the Treasury Department in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, for outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Dan Pfeiffer, who left his position as senior adviser at the White House last week after having worked with Barack Obama since his first presidential campaign, has been involved from the outset in navigating the central contradiction at the heart of Obama’s public persona: He ran as a figure who could overcome partisan polarization, yet he has instead presided over more of it despite accomplishing the majority of the substantive agenda he promised.

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