Obama and congressional leaders- way out of crisis?
July 14th, 2011
06:13 PM ET

Obama and congressional leaders- way out of crisis?

President Obama and congressional leaders met Thursday for the fifth time in as many days trying to reach agreement on raising the nation's borrowing limit and cutting the deficit.  The meeting is the shortest yet– just under one hour 20 minutes. (read more here)  

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  1. maikl

    Obama don't now what to do. Obama prove one thing,that anybody can be president. Naive and just kva kva kva and bla-bla-bla.

    July 14, 2011 at 7:09 pm |
    • kefa34

      all mankind is divided into three classes those that
      are immovable those are move
      an investment in knowledge pays the best interest
      any person canbe critical condemn and complain and most flokes do .
      to the body of christ that judge may jesus have mercy on you
      judge least you be juge jesus said knowbody but the father is good .

      July 14, 2011 at 7:37 pm |
      • kefa34

        sorry i misspell judge

        July 14, 2011 at 7:41 pm |
    • kefa34

      now to him that is of power to stablish you according
      to my gospel and the preaching of jesus christ
      according to the revelation of the mystery which was
      kept secert since the word began.
      I Hope our wisdom will grow
      with our power and teach us
      that the lesswe useour power
      the greater it will be .

      July 14, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
    • kefa34

      do not consider yourself a gaint
      and your neigbor small as a locust.
      a city is overthrow by the mouth of the wicked
      but it is exalted by the blessing of the upright.

      July 14, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
    • kefa34


      July 14, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
    • John

      Geitner "there is no time left"
      Obama "take the day off"

      July 15, 2011 at 9:55 am |
      • kefa34

        How that they told you there should be mockers in
        the last time who should walk after their own ungodly

        July 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
    • kefa34

      Raging waves of the sea foaming out their own,,
      shame wandering stars to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever .

      July 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
  2. kefa34

    who leave the path of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness .
    half a truth is often a great lie
    he that is good for making excuses
    is seldom good for anything else.

    July 14, 2011 at 7:17 pm |
  3. sky

    Independent voter out of Phx, Az

    Why? would the Republicans sign something that would take money out of their pockets and their friends pockets to help the country that going through hard times. IF you love your Country FIRE JOHN

    July 14, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
    • kefa34

      for many decivers are entered into the world
      who confess not that je-sus christ is come in the
      this is a deceiver and an antichrist.

      July 15, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
  4. sky

    Independent voter out of Phx, Az Firer John B. and Eric C Support The Middle Class and Mitt you got some explaining to do about stealing the peoples money.

    July 14, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
    • kefa34

      mercy unto you and peace and love be multiplied.

      July 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm |

    Nothing can be accomplished in that short of time. Shutdown the government and drag your feet on your enemies imterests when they come crying about funding.

    July 14, 2011 at 8:59 pm |
    • kefa34

      we who know the sweet delight of liberty
      yet look upon ourselves in every age '
      as if we too had once been pharaoh 's slaves
      can feel the bitterness of those oppressed.
      ours then the task to loose all fetters break all bonds'and
      bring men out of slavery.

      July 15, 2011 at 1:39 am |
      • John

        Are you Al Sharpton?
        Is anyone else stunned (NOT) that Al Sharpton is now a regular on MSDNC? It is not like they are bias or anything... When Al Sharpton is one of your regulars it is time to shut down.
        Before you folks comment on Fox – lets go to the Left and hear what they have to say – Bret Baier is fair, Shepard Smith is fair, O'Reiley is far, Gretta is fair, Cavuto is fair, we now have a lefty on in the 5 o-clock hour instead of Beck, Meghan Kelly is fair, Geraldo?, Lauren Sivan is fair, Ainsley Earhardt is fair – need I go on? I can list another 5 or 6 commentators that the "left" says it has no issues with.

        July 15, 2011 at 8:18 am |
      • jean2009

        Gee John, Faux is missing you. Why are you here?

        July 15, 2011 at 4:12 pm |
      • jean2009

        @ John
        Bill O'Reilly is a creep...look up: Bill O'Reilly Every Which Way But Loofah.

        At: http://www.fair.org they list Bill O'Reilly as biased.
        At http://www.sourcewatch.org the following can be quoted:

        "Fox News Channel promotes itself under the slogan "fair and balanced", but examinations of the channel's guest selection have found notable imbalances towards Republicans and conservatives. In 2001, media watch group Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting studied the guestlist of FNC's flagship news program, Special Report, it found that Republicans made up 89 percent of Fox News' partisan guests, outnumbering Democrats 50 to 6. Avowed conservatives made up 71 percent of guests.[2] When liberal guests do appear they are usually outnumbered by 2 to 3 to even 4 to one.[citation needed] The host usually frames the topic or introduction to the topic in an extreme conservative partisan manner.[citation needed] {examples needed) The very topics selected by Fox News show a desire to promote a conservative agenda: Fox has also a history of promoting the "Tea Party" rallies and correspondents have been filmed to lead crowds at these rallies in chants.[citation needed]

        Of course, calling your network "fair and balanced" does not make you fair and balanced, as Media Matters and Newshounds have demonstrated through their analysis of bias at Fox."

        Faux News is owned by Rupert Murdoch and Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. They are considered the quasi right-arm of the right-wing Republican Party.

        So much for your fair and balanced...so how is the Murdoch news.corp scandal going for you?

        July 15, 2011 at 4:31 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        White House Press Secretary Jay Carney praised O'Reilly as a voice of "moderation" around the debt ceiling debate.

        July 16, 2011 at 10:58 am |
      • jean2009

        @ Jay ....To quote and old proverb...."Even a broken clock is right twice a day."

        July 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
      • jean2009

        @ Jay... I did mean O'Reilly is broken, not Carney.

        July 16, 2011 at 3:41 pm |
  6. Liz Carter in Georgia

    You certainly aren't 'fair' John! You defend your conservative party on any and everything they say and do! You know good and well those lunatics have lost their everloving minds to hate and indifference to the President of the United States! You have the gall to complain to me, Jean and any other liberal for supporting our partys' positions as well as the Presidents', but everytime you post ANYTHING, a fool knows you're conservatively brainwashed. BTW, Shepard Smith may be the only 'FAIR' one on your list!

    July 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm |
  7. Dahly

    As someone who actually pays Federal income taxes, after filing, I resent being asked to cough up more to fund the vast litany of BS Federal programs and projects that clog the system and push our expenses so very, very high. Clean up your act DC, and show the American TAXPAYER you can be fiscally responsible, before you demand more money.

    July 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
    • jean2009

      "Food subsidies will cost taxpayers $79 billion in fiscal 2009 and account for about two-thirds of USDA’s budget. The largest food subsidy programs are food stamps; the school breakfast and lunch programs; and the women, infants, and children (WIC) program. The federal government as a whole has about 26 food and nutrition programs operated by six different agencies."

      "If House Republicans get their way in the federal budget for fiscal year 2012 beginning in October, nearly 500,000 women, infants, and children could be deprived of basic nutritional assistance. Though Republican leaders justify this decision on the grounds that budget deficits require "shared sacrifice," the tax cuts they recently fought to extend will give away more money to America’s 300,000 millionaires this week than it will cost to adequately fund nutrition programs for all of next year.

      "That’s the story and the math behind the Republican-led House Appropriations Committee decision to slash the budget for the Special Supplemental Nutritional Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, by $833 million in FY 2012. WIC provides nutritious foods to low-income pregnant women, new moms, babies, and children under 5 who have been identified as nutritionally at risk. The program has done this successfully for nearly 40 years at a relatively modest cost to the federal government, which is why the program has traditionally enjoyed strong bipartisan support.

      Here’s the math: The deal struck last December to extend the tax cuts enacted under President George W. Bush gave the average millionaire a tax break of $139,199 for 2011, according to the Tax Policy Center, or nearly $2,700 per week. Given that about 321,000 households reported incomes of more than $1 million in the most recent year for which there are data from the Internal Revenue Service, that means the Bush tax cuts provide millionaires with about $860 million in tax breaks every week—more than enough to stave off the $833 million in proposed cuts to WIC."

      In other words, if millions would chip in just one week's tax break they could stave off the proposed cuts to programs like WIC....SO MUCH FOR THEIR SHARED SACRIFICE!

      July 15, 2011 at 4:37 pm |