Republican leader says latest deficit talks ended abruptly
July 13th, 2011
06:04 PM ET
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Republican leader says latest deficit talks ended abruptly

Washington (CNN) - A fourth straight day of talks intended to head off a possible government default ended on a tense note Wednesday, with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor saying President Barack Obama cut him off by saying "I'll see you tomorrow" before walking out.

The exchange concluded almost two hours of talks that failed to achieve a breakthrough. Another session - the fifth in five days - was set for Thursday, participants said.


Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Eric Cantor • President Obama
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  1. Rudy NYC

    There was an article here yesterday title 'Gingrich Blasts McConnell' Newt Gingrich was quoted yesterday as saying, "It is a fundamental mistake for the congressional Republicans to try to find a way out of the current fight."
    If that isn't a confession to stonewalling, I don't know what is. We have a Repbulican problem in this country in more ways than one. The party has been taken over by a faction that everyone should live their lives they way their thought police see fit.

    July 13, 2011 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  2. FM

    Unfortunately we are all tired of talks. We want to see grown ups taking actions. If not, get prepared to let other responsible people take your jobs!

    July 13, 2011 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  3. A Kickin` Donkey

    You journalists should be clear –

    Tensions are rising among the REPUBLICAN side of the aisle. Mr. NoDramaObama is as cool as the other side of the pillow.

    You can be cool when you know you are factually right, morally right, constitutionally right, politically right, ethically right and right with American principles of fair & equitable treatment of citizens. Funny how the politicians on the "RIGHT" are none of those things.

    The Prez has McConnell so outmanuevered that this central casting Grand Wizard look-a-like refuses to do his job and work to address the needs of all 310 million Americans. Mr. Boehner is on the brink of tears. Meanwhile Cantor is "smilin` in your face" Mr. Speaker, "all the time he wants to take your place – – the BACKSTABBERS".

    As a voter, I`ll remember that in November 2012. I want above board, hard working, smart people in Washington, not this dysfunctional bunch. The only way to do that is a Democratic Super Majority. Then, if the Democrats fail throw them out in 2016.

    July 13, 2011 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  4. diridi

    Obama, be stern, do not come down....we are all not cut medicare, and social security....GOP thugs are giving hard times., all america is watching...raise taxes, and bring troops back home.....o.k, my vote for you....Obama2012.

    July 13, 2011 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  5. terry hayes

    Every body in that meeting needs to pull the rod out their tail end and stop being selfish. You are pretty much sayin all the vets that cant work and needs the va check every month was injuried for nothing. The men and woman that are on ssi and ss disablity work and built this country just for all the selfess people in that meeting to say one i dont feel like losein any my money lets take it from some one else. EVERONE AT THAT MEET NEED TO PULL THAT ROD OUT OF THEIR SELFESS TAIL END

    July 13, 2011 09:40 am at 9:40 am |