Is There a New Man in the White House?

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"Scrappy," "combative," and "confrontational" are words being applied to Barack Obama after yesterday's speech on reducing the deficit. He's no more the compromiser seeking a "grand bargain," with new proposals that are "the mirror image of the priorities espoused by House Republicans." The Obama White House says, "It's fair to say we've entered a new phase." We hear how his strategy has changed, how both parties are reacting on Capitol Hill and how next year's re-election campaign might be affected. We talk with author Ron Suskind, whose latest book reports that Obama's top advisors ignored him and took over the White House during his first two years.

 



Credits

Guests:
Binyamin Appelbaum - New York Times - @BCAppelbaum, Ron Suskind - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Byron York - Washington Examiner / Fox News - @ByronYork, Gary Langer - Langer Research Associates and ABC News - @garylanger, Larry Sabato - Director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball. He’s author of “The Kennedy Half Century; The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy.” - @larrysabato

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis, Frances Anderton