1. LISTEN UP

    Obama Warns ‘Dangerous Game’

    Pres. Obama in Hawaii. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

    The fiscal-cliff has been averted, the holidays come and gone, and it’s No More Mr. Nice Guy Obama. On Saturday the president berated Congress in a rare primetime radio and Internet address calling Republicans’ unyielding approach to the debt ceiling a “dangerous game.” The president pointed to Republican clashes over national debt in 2011—which ultimately resulted in a downgrading of the country's credit rating—as proof of the severity of their actions. "Our families and our businesses cannot afford that dangerous game again," he said. This week's fiscal cliff deal did not cover the debt ceiling.

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