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Keith B. Richburg: Facing 'pathological hatred' at home, Obama may find he can still lead during his Asia tour

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President Barack Obama faces reporters in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 5.   © Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Asia this week a damaged leader, weakened at home after midterm elections saw his Democratic Party rejected across the board and, most crucially, his Republican opponents take control of the Senate for the first time since 2007.

     For Asia's leaders meeting with Obama in various forums this month, the question is just how damaged and weak?

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