For four years, President Obama tried his best to play patty-cake with the Republicans in Congress.


Well, that was then, and THIS is now:


Barack Obama is looking for a few good fights.


Obama, the same president who campaigned twice on breaking the cycle of conflict in Washington, sees the utility — even the necessity — of rattling Republican cages as he plunges into a succession of upcoming battles over the nomination of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, the debt ceiling, $1 trillion in automatic budget cuts, immigration reform and gun control.


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For four years, President Obama tried his best to play patty-cake with the Republicans in Congress.

Well, that was then, and THIS is now:

Barack Obama is looking for a few good fights.

Obama, the same president who campaigned twice on breaking the cycle of conflict in Washington, sees the utility — even the necessity — of rattling Republican cages as he plunges into a succession of upcoming battles over the nomination of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, the debt ceiling, $1 trillion in automatic budget cuts, immigration reform and gun control.

Obama’s willingness to take a more overtly ...

Read more