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|On the day President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, an exuberant Vice President Biden famously pronounced the reform a "big something deal" -- except that he didn't use the word "something." And he was right. He hasn't delivered everything his supporters wanted, and at times the survival of his achievements seemed very much in doubt. But if progressives look at where we are as the second term begins, they'll find grounds for a lot of (qualified) satisfaction. The story is far from over. Still, maybe progressives -- an ever-worried group -- might want to take a brief break from anxiety and savor their real, if limited, victories.|
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