Election 2012

Obama's To-Do List: What He Plans for a Second Term

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Any euphoria President Barack Obama and his supporters feel after his re-election is likely erased by the thought of getting a second term agenda passed through a still divided Congress.

Republican Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina, infamously known for shouting "You lie!" at Obama during a speech to Congress, said Tuesday night: "The consequence of that (GOP control of the House) is our voters really anticipate and count on us holding firm."

That kind of reaction has analysts saying that expecting a "come together" moment in Washington is highly unlikely.

"Republicans in the House of Representatives will resist many if not most of the president's policy proposals and directions," said Richard Ebeling, professor of economics at Northwood University.

"For their part, the Democrats in the Senate will stonewall legislation passed by the House and generally support the president's agenda."

So—kumbaya aside—what will Obama try do in the next four years? Here's a look at what he promised on the campaign trail.