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The Obama Morning News || July 11, 2011

President Obama called congressional leaders back to the White House for another round of budget talks Monday, telling them during a testy meeting Sunday that they will gather daily until a deal is reached.

The failure to reach the “big deal” comes after House Republicans rejected the quiet diplomacy between Obama and House Speaker Boehner.

The economy could face a new jolt this year as benefit check run out.

Democrats are divided on whether to back GOP efforts to overturn a key element of Obamacare, the Independent Payment Advisory Board, which some Republicans label “the death panel.”

The White House plans to suspend or cancel hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Pakistan, amid concerns over whether that money is being well spent in the fight against militant groups inside the country’s borders.

Obama will huddle with Hispanics.

Sarah Palin tells Newsweek she can win the presidency, if that’s what she wants.

During Mitt Romney’s years as governor, Massachusetts ranked among the last in the nation in job creation, according to the Los Angeles Times. Republican presidential contender Tim Pawlenty says 2012 rival Michele Bachmann has a “nonexistent” record of accomplishment during her three terms in Congress.

Rick Perry’s Texas-based associates are reaching out to prominent operatives in South Carolina and other early nominating states to gauge interest in a potential candidacy.

And Rick Santorum says his fundraising is “very much at the low end.”

4 Responses to The Obama Morning News || July 11, 2011

  1. For the life of me, I just don’t understand how the Democrats wild spending spree over the 4 years they had total control of both houses of Congress (Jan 07-Dec 10) can be put on the shoulders of the Republicans who have been in control of the House for all of 187 days. Obama, who is trying to look like the savior, has racked up more debt than all presidents combined.

    The Democrats are masters at the game of three card monte and I worry that the Republicans are just too gullible to see what they are doing. If they stand tall and don’t give an inch they will be seen as statesmen. If they fold to the con artists, this country is doomed.

  2. As I watched Tiny Tim Geithner on MTP–this president is reaching out, can down the road, full faith and credit, shared sacrifice, yakkety poo…I just felt bleak and furious. I don’t even know who is conning whom at this point. Tim is bailing, the rest of us wish we could.

  3. Great article on Fast and Furious in your Obamagram Keith. Why won’t anyone ask Obama about it? He should be worried that Holder’s involvement will hurt his re-election chances. His sycophant press can’t keep this scandal under wraps forever. By the way, think he has more to worry about than just the Hispanic and illegal alien vote over this. He should be worried about the American vote. Two of our bravest were killed with those guns his ATF sold to drug cartels using our tax dollars.

    Brit Hume sees the similarities between Watergate and Fast and Furious.