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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:45 PM
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Obama says shutdown would be ‘inexcusable’ (Wed. night budget talks)
Source: The Washington Post

Congressional negotiators raced against the clock Wednesday to reach a deal to fund the government for the rest of the year.

As Democrats and Republicans continued to bicker publicly over who is responsible for the weeks-long stalemate over the 2011 budget, senior aides to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) made progress in private talks, raising hopes for at least the broad outlines of a pact by week’s end.

The two leaders then spent nearly 90 minutes Wednesday night in the White House with President Obama, who told reporters in a very rare late-night briefing that progress was made but no deal was yet at hand.

“I remain confident that, if we are serious about getting something done, we should be able to complete a deal and get it passed and avert a shutdown,” Obama said. “But it’s going to require a sufficient sense of urgency from all parties involved.”

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/hill_neg...
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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:48 PM
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1. Well, Boehner Is Now Insisting That There Is No Daylight Between Him and Tea Party
So, expect the corporate media to start blaming President Obama. Heck, the WSJ and USA Today have run headlines saying that the White House has failed to avert a shut down, as though the Republicans play no role in this drama.

Of course, the corporate media has to give Republicans a free pass. Will you?
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:03 AM
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2. gee Mr. Milquetoast, why not say a REPUBLICAN caused shutdown? Oh, gotta be bipartisan nt
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Frisbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:27 AM
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3. Not to worry...
Issa will keep his office up and running, and after all, isn't that what really matters.
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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:05 AM
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4. because (as usual) the Repukes frame the debate and control the dialog...
.. they know how to use sound bites and manipulate the all-to-cooperative media.

While Mr. Obama is happy to be a punching bag and play rope-a-dope.
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