Looks like it wasn't just a weekend of barbecue and fireworks for President Obama. Turns out he held a secret meeting with House Speaker John Boehner about the ongoing issue surrounding the nation's debt ceiling.
CNN White House Correspondent Brianna Keilar has the details:
(CNN) - President Obama and Speaker Boehner met Sunday at the White House as part of ongoing negotiations on an agreement to reduce the deficit, according to GOP congressional sources.
The White House has been mum on the talks, President Obama only acknowledging them generally when he addressed reporters Tuesday, saying, "I had a series of discussions with congressional leaders in both parties."
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters today that discussing every proposal in public can threaten the process of reaching an agreement, when asked off-camera about the secrecy of the discussions.
President Obama is hosting a meeting at the White House tomorrow with the top eight Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate, the first group talks on deficit reduction and raising the debt ceiling since discussions led by Vice President Joe Biden collapsed almost two weeks ago.