360° Coverage : Obama meets Congressional leaders, but no deal

11 Updates
Obama meets Congressional leaders, but no deal
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Obama meets Congressional leaders, but no deal

Oct 2 2013, 11:34pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 3 (IANS) As the US government shutdown headed towards a third day, President Barack Obama met four top congressional leaders seeking passage of a stopgap spending measure and a debt-ceiling increase, but failed to get a deal.

Washington, Oct 3 — As the US government shutdown headed towards a third day, President Barack Obama met four top congressional leaders seeking passage of a stopgap spending measure and a debt-...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Obama meets Congressional leaders, but no deal

Oct 2 2013, 11:34pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 3 (IANS) As the US government shutdown headed towards a third day, President Barack Obama met four top congressional leaders seeking passage of a stopgap spending measure and a debt-ceiling increase, but failed to get a deal.

Washington, Oct 3 — As the US government shutdown headed towards a third day, President Barack Obama met four top congressional leaders seeking passage of a stopgap spending measure and a debt-ceiling increase, but failed to get a deal.

Obama's first meeting Wednesday with John Boehner, speaker of the Republican controlled House, House majority leader Eric Cantor and Democrat Senate majority leader Harry Reid and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi yielded no breakthrough on the budget crisis.

Obama and his Democrats stuck to their guns seeking a clean continuing resolution and a debt ceiling increase with no conditions attached, while the Republicans continued to insist on either scrapping or delaying Obama's signature health care law.

Standing in front of the White House, Pelosi said the meeting was "worthwhile" but Republicans "keep moving the goal post" for reaching a deal with Boehner suggesting Democrats "will not negotiate."

"I thought that they were concerned about the long-term fiscal affairs of this country. And we said, 'we are too. Let's talk about it,'" said Harry Reid. "My friend, John Boehner ... cannot take yes for an answer."

Earlier in the day Obama said he was "prepared to negotiate on anything" regarding the federal budget -- but only after Congress passes "a clean piece of legislation that reopens the government" and allows the US "Treasury to pay for things that Congress itself already authorized."

"Absolutely, I'm exasperated, because this is entirely unnecessary," Obama told CNBC in an interview.

Obama Wednesday cancelled part of his upcoming trip to Asia to fight a prolonged battle with the Republicans over the budget and instead deputed Secretary of State John Kerry to lead delegations to Philippines and Malaysia next week.

The president will, however make the trip to Indonesia to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, where Asian leaders are gathering in Bali to discuss economic issues since that even can't be rescheduled, the White House said.

Reid said Democratic leaders offered Boehner "a lifeline" by setting up negotiations "about anything that you want to talk about" so long as the House agrees to reopen the government first.

The total economic impact of the first shutdown in 17 years during Bill Clinton's presidency is likely to be at least 10 times greater than the simple calculation of lost wages of federal workers, CNN said citing Brian Kessler, economist with Moody's Analytics.

(Arun Kumar can be contacted at arun.kumar@ians.in)

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

2 hours ago

Exclusive–Laura Ingraham: Send Pro-Amnesty 'Booster of the Billionaire Class' Jeanne Shaheen Home

Oct 24 2014 10:01pm CDT | Source: Big Government

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Nationally syndicated radio host Laura Ingraham told Breitbart News that incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is hurting American workers by supporting amnesty for illegal aliens and a massive increase in legal immigration. "At a time when 92 million Americans are out of the workforce, Jeanne Shaheen thinks we should double the amount of guest workers coming into the country—guest workers who undercut American ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
10

2 days ago

Ingraham: Scott Brown Gets It

Oct 22 2014 11:30pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham praised Senate candidate Scott Brown (R-NH) for his emphasis on immigration in his race to unseat Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) on Wednesday. “Scott Brown, of course [is] standing up for American jobs. Scott Brown [is] standing up for American wages,” she declared.  Adding, “when Scott Brown focuses on immigration, Scott Brown starts to win.” Ingraham compared B ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
9

4 days ago

Marsha Blackburn Wishes Bill Frist, Who Disapproves Of Travel Ban, Were Ebola Czar

Oct 20 2014 4:40pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has taken to the airwaves in recent days with sharp criticism of Ron Klain, President Barack Obama's pick for Ebola czar, while making the case that former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist would have been a more suitable choice. During several television appearances over the last two days, Blackburn argued that Klain is merely capable of political spin, whereas Frist, a physician, would bring a "more ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
8

4 days ago

The Fix: Why the GOP might not need immigration reform any time soon

Oct 20 2014 12:52pm CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

After Mitt Romney lost in 2012, the Republican Party crafted a plan of action intended to bolster its showing among constituencies that backed the reelection of the president. Among the prescriptions was improved outreach to the nation's Latinos, which was already at the heart of a new push for reforms to the immigration system. Then, as you know, the effort stalled, and with Rep. Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) primary election loss, came to an even-more-sudden halt. Read full article > ...
Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post   Full article at: Post Politics: - The Washington Post
 

 
Update
7

1 week ago

Quote of the Day

Oct 12 2014 3:00am CDT | Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

"As governor, I had the Majority Leader and, potentially, the Speaker of the United States of America as a member of my congressional delegation. Personally, I was disappointed that Eric lost." -- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), quoted by The Hill, on former Rep. Eric Cantor's (R ...
Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire   Full article at: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire
 

 
Update
5

3 weeks ago

Are Accurate Polls Really Accurate?

Oct 2 2014 2:24pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Election Day is near, and we are about to be inundated with polls. Is the Senate destined to turn Red? Will there be a "wave" for either party? What do President Obama's approval ratings mean for the election? After recent big public misses, including Eric Cantor's primary upset, observers rightly ask the question: Can we trust the polls? To say that recent changes in behavior and technology have impacted the way ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
4

3 weeks ago

Kansas's Pat Roberts Attacks 'Independent' Greg Orman as Pro-Amnesty Liberal

Sep 29 2014 3:58pm CDT | Source: Big Government

On Friday, Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) attacked his "Independent" challenger Greg Orman for supporting "a path to citizenship" for 11 million illegal aliens. Appearing on Laura Ingraham's national radio show, Roberts said, "[Orman] says he that wants to grant citizenship to all illegal aliens if they pay a small fine and promise to obey the law, [but] these people have already broken the law! I have fought amnesty every time. I wi ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
3

3 weeks ago

Why Andrew Breitbart, and the Tea Party, Chose a Different Path to Power

Sep 28 2014 5:54pm CDT | Source: Big Government

In early 2012, at the Breitbart News offices, as we watched one of the more disappointing presidential primary debates with our founder Andrew Breitbart, an interesting debate unfolded: would it be better for Mitt Romney (by then the inevitable nominee) to lose? Andrew said no: a second Obama term would be a disaster for the country. Others countered that a Romney loss would provide a long-overdue opportunity to overhaul ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
2

4 weeks ago

Vance McAllister Feels #Blessed To Have A Devoted Wife After Kissing Scandal

Sep 22 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

A married Republican congressman who was caught kissing one of his staffers has brought out his wife to speak positively of his character in a new television ad, titled "Blessed," that was released Monday. Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.), who has pursued a rather circuitous bid for re-election, is defending his seat against several challengers, including Zach Dasher, a Club for Growth-backed candidate with "Duck Dynasty ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
1

4 weeks ago

Sarah Palin Invites 'Wacko Birds' Author Joel Pollak to Dinner for Book Discussion

Sep 22 2014 10:55am CDT | Source: Big Government

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin recently invited Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Joel Pollak to her home in Alaska for dinner to discuss his new book, Wacko Birds: The Fall (and Rise) of the Tea Party. In a discussion posted on The Sarah Palin Channel, Palin asked Pollak about the book while preparing dinner for Pollak, her dad, mother, and husband Todd.  Pollak told Palin, who is considered the North Star of the conservative movement in oppositi ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Five killed in China oil tanker explosion
Beijing, Oct 25 (IANS) Five people were killed after an oil tanker exploded in China's Hubei province, authorities said Saturday.
 
 
Queen Elizabeth sends first royal tweet
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II has sent the first royal tweet under her own name to declare the opening of a telecommunications gallery at the Science Museum here.
 
 
Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai
Cairo, Oct 25 (IANS) Egypt has declared a three-month state of emergency in Sinai after a suicide car bombing killed 30 soldiers, according to the presidency.
 
 
Kenya to remove ghost workers from payroll
Nairobi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Kenyan government Friday said it will remove all ghost workers from its payroll in November.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Second MERS case reported in Qatar
Doha, Oct 23 (IANS) A 43-year-old man in Qatar has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the second confirmed case of the deadly virus in 10 days, media reported Thursday. The patient had...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Two people die in Pakistan bomb blast
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 12 others injured in an explosion that took place in Pakistan's Balochistan province Thursday, media reported. The bomb was planted on a motorcycle, Dawn...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Trott extends contract with Warwickshire till 2017
London, Oct 23 (IANS) England batsman Jonathan Trott, whose mental issues led to his abrupt departure from last winter's Ashes tour, has confirmed his successful comeback to competitive cricket by signing a new three-...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Srikanth, Kashyap big movers in BWF rankings
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Alvin Stardust dead
London, Oct 23 (IANS) English singer Alvin Stardust died after a short illness. He was 72. Stardust's manager confirmed the news about his demise Thursday, reports mirror.co.uk. He was recently diagnosed with...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Indian man reunited with family after 40 years
Dubai, Oct 23 (IANS) An Indian man, who had disappeared from his hometown in Kerala nearly 40 years ago, has been found by his family at a hospital in Dubai in the UAE, a newspaper report said. Now in his 60s, Abdulla...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Srikanth, Kashyap, Saina rise in world rankings
Kala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest released Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Flintoff signs for Big Bash side Brisbane Heat
Brisbane, Oct 23 (IANS) Former England captain and all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who retired from international cricket in 2009, Wednesday confirmed that he will play for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League (BBL) this...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
OPEC daily basket price falls again
Vienna, Oct 23 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $81.94 a barrel Wednesday compared to $82.09 Tuesday, the OPEC Secretariat said. The new OPEC...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Lopez to sign multi-million dollar deal?
Los Angeles, Oct 23 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez is reportedly in the final stages of securing a multi-million dollar deal to perform in Las Vegas. The 45-year-old is being offered $350,000 per show at The...
Read more on Celebrity Balla