Has Obama Taken a Combative New Turn?

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With a veto threat and new challenges to Republicans, President Obama has switched from reasoned compromise to partisan confrontation. What does it mean for this year's legislation and next year's campaign? How does it look to Ron Suskind, author of the latest White House expose? Also, Afghanistan's peace talks are dealt a blow, and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is officially over, but life in the military still won't be easy for gays and lesbians

Banner image: President Barack Obama makes a statement about his proposed federal deficit reduction plan in the Rose Garden at the White House September 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images