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Podesta: The Health Of America’s Political System ‘Sucks’ Center For American Progress President John Podesta, a former White House Chief of Staff under Bill Clinton, told the Financial Times that the health of the American political system “sucks.” “I think the president is trying to re-engage with Republicans, but, quite frankly, he’s not dealing with the party of [Abraham] Lincoln. He’s dealing with the party of [Sarah] Palin,” said Podesta, who declared that intensified partisanship has made America “in essence, a parliamentary system without majority rule.”

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