Let Me Start: Obama’s new strategy

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By Hardball staff
President Obama takes his fiscal cliff case on the road to Hatfield, PA
President Obama takes his fiscal cliff case on the road to Hatfield, PA
Charles DharapakAP Photo

Emboldened by his re-election victory, President Obama has emerged as a different kind of negotiator – he’s no longer starting from the middle as we’ve seen in the past. And rather than capitulate to Republicans, he’s frustrating them – hoping to hang whatever hardships may come as a result of the fiscal cliff around their necks.

Paul Krugman writes about the new Obama strategy today – saying that for all the bluster from Republicans about spending cuts, they are either not able or not willing to identify what they would cut.

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who’s become a thorn in the side of the Obama administration as well as a potential target for the Tea Party, says we’re going over the fiscal cliff.

President Obama and Bill Clinton played golf over the weekend.

Newark mayor Cory Booker – a possible gubernatorial or Senate candidate in the near future – is embarking on a week on food stamps.

Defeated Rep. Allen West compares himself to Abraham Lincoln.

After the tragic murder-suicide involving a Kansas City Chiefs football player, sportscaster Bob Costas is advocating for more gun control.

Let Me Start: Obama's new strategy

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