2:00 pm || Interviewed by Cox Television, WRC Washington, D.C., and KYW Philadelphia about the economy and the debt ceiling 3:05 pm || Meets with Treasury Secretary Geithner 4:15 pm || Meets with congressional leaders on the debt ceiling All times Eastern Live Stream of Carney briefing at 1:00 pm
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today suggested that the press, for shouting questions at President Obama during the photo op before yesterday’s debt ceiling meeting, was being punished by getting excluded from the photo op before today’s meeting. Because The President and the Leaders of Congress have important work to do. Then he tried to reel it back in. Take a look-see.
Updated 9:53 pm ET President Obama this evening staged a temper tantrum and walked out of his White House meeting with Congressional leaders on the debt ceiling, an indication the talks are headed into a free fall. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and other leading Democrats gave his blessing to the debt ceiling plan by GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, which appears
President Obama has had George W. Bush on the brain since he was inaugurated, repeatedly blaming his predecessor for the economy’s ongoing travails. Obama relentlessly asserts the hole that’s been dug is so deep that he cannot possibly be blamed for taking so long to dig us out. Well, I knew all this passing the buck was unhealthy for the president. It appears that Obama
Yeah, I said it. Because McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, is offering Republicans a proposal that he should title, “The GOP Have Your Cake and Eat it Too Plan.” And when you get to have your cake and eat it too, you’ve done something brilliant. I’ll tell you what’s going to happen here. Something like the McConnell proposal to force President Obama to propose raising
Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell’s issued a proposal that would end the search for a deficit reduction deal but place the entire burden for raising the $14.3 trillion debt limit on President Obama. Most conservatives rejected the McConnell plan, but the business community got behind a debt ceiling increase. House Speaker John Boehner said “I don’t know” when asked what would happen if a debt deal is