Despite a likely hostile Congress, White House aides say the president will continue to use executive authority to further Democratic policy priorities on climate change, immigration, energy, gay rights, and the economy after the election. The administration is preparing itself for the likelihood of GOP control in both the House and Senate. As a result, aides are also looking for possible compromises on issues like trade, taxes, and infrastructure. The president, however, has reportedly told aides he wants to find momentum in his final two years in office, despite the short window given the likely drama around the looming 2016 presidential race.
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