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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:40 PM
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Obama calls meeting (tonight) with congressional leaders in effort to avoid shutdown
Source: cbs

President Obama has invited House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to meet with him at the White House at 8:45 p.m. this evening in an attempt to avert the government shutdown that will begin if a budget deal is not worked out by Friday.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the president called the meeting because he "decided that not enough progress has been made."

Vice President Biden will also be present at the meeting.

A White House official told CBS News the invitation was precipitated by two events. The first was Boehner indicating that he will call for a vote on a measure to fund the government for another week. Lawmakers have passed a pair of short-resolutions to keep the government running while they've debated a budget bill to last for the rest of the fiscal year, but President Obama said he will not accept another such bill.



Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20051451-503544....
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:43 PM
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1. Somebody make sure there are several boxes of Kleenex available for Boehner.
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cutlassmama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:44 PM
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2. +1
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:44 PM
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3. Please stop licking Republican ass, Mr. President. Please.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:45 PM
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4. Obama made a good point today. You can't run an organization, plan, set policies, etc.
1 or 2 weeks at a time.
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Coyote_Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:56 PM
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8. A one year plan
is pretty short-sighted as well.

I'd wager there are a good number of folks here at DU that have long-term financial, career and personal goals - 5 year, 10 year, 30 year, lifetime goals - and a plan to reach them.

Too bad out dear leaders lack the discipline to make and adhere to such a plan.

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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:22 PM
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14. Yeah, he's great at platitudes
I am very pessimistic about who's going to "give" the most in this impasse.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:38 PM
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16. I thought the comment, in and of itself, was on point. No organization could function efficiently
on a week by week, month by month basis. :hi:
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:54 PM
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5. Prez. might be smart on this one. Cutting into Boner's drinking time
may make this move a little faster..
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:55 PM
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6. here we go ......more concessions going out to the effing thugs....dare I hope for the President to
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 06:59 PM by ElsewheresDaughter
stand firm and hold the line for us?
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:59 PM
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10. Our offer is more than generous as is
I really want to avoid a shutdown, but not at the cost of hurting domestic spending too much, or allowing these extremist riders they want in.
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TNLib Donating Member (683 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:55 PM
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7. Does anyone know what the likely hood of a shut down would be?
nt
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forty6 Donating Member (849 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:59 PM
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9. It's anyone' guess at this point, but a local Dem representative today predicted...
that there will be yet another week long budget, and that the shut-down threat will be put-off yet again, until about Palm Sunday, if no final resolution can be reached before then.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:05 PM
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11. Meh. Nt
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:13 PM
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12. I hear the Orange One starts drinking at 5 pm
bet he'll be 3/4 crocked at 8:45m. That ought to be a good meeting.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:23 PM
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15. And boinks a lobbyist at 10:00 sharp
this meeting is a terrible inconvenience for The Orange Sobber
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:14 PM
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13. But will Boner go? It will interfere with happy hour
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Hotler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:54 PM
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17. 8:45pm? A little late for a meeting.
I'm starting to slow down around that time.
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