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Obama Looking for Fight

Republicans have so far been the most rancorous about President Obama’s $3.6 trillion budget, but he is training his sights on a different opposition: the special interests. “I know these steps won’t sit well with the special interests and lobbyists who are invested in the old way of doing business, and I know they’re gearing up for a fight as we speak,” Obama said in his weekly radio address Saturday. “My message to them is this: So am I.” Obama singled out the insurance, banking, and energy industries. Politico notes it’s a return to Obama’s campaign rhetoric and, “having faced almost unanimous Republican opposition to his stimulus plan, the president is now embracing confrontation over conciliation.”