As a breakthrough in bipartisan White House talks begins to look unlikely, Senate leaders work on legislation to allow an increase in the debt ceiling. House Speaker Boehner suggests he’d consider it.
At Thursday’s White House meeting, President Obama told congressional leaders an agreement must be reached in 24 to 36 hours, as talks halted so lawmakers could consider options. Obama described his relationship with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor as “cordial.”
POLITICO reads the minds of the various players in the debt ceiling drama.
Obama’s auto czar is now not sure whether he said “I did this all for the unions.”
Obama racked up a large fundraising sum, but is he losing rich liberals? A group of liberal Democrats who fundraised and volunteered for Obama in 2008 plans to protest today outside his reelection campaign headquarters in Chicago.
Sarah Palin’s political action committee raised more than $1.6 million in the first half of the year, even though she’s not yet decided on running. Newt Gingrich called out Obama on his failure to help blacks.
And contrary to Obama’s assertions, his mother had health insurance as she died, but nevertheless incurred thousands of dollars in unreimbursed costs each month. But he didn’t, as he has suggested, watch her die, instead arriving to see her they day after she passed away.