June 29th, 2010
11:13 AM ET
13 years ago

Obama holds bipartisan energy talks

Washington (CNN) - President Obama met Tuesday with a bipartisan group of senators at the White House to discuss passing an energy and climate change bill this year.

Notably absent from the meeting: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina. Graham has been a key player in crafting legislation with Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York. Graham, who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, is involved in confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill.

Some of those attending included: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, Barbara Boxer, D-California, John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, Joe Lieberman, I-Connecticut, Richard Lugar, R-Indiana and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.

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  1. The Good Fight

    I think that it is an excellent sign of leadership to sit down and have a conversation across the political spectrum regarding a rational energy and climate policy. How much more refreshing than a certain prior administration's habit of putting fingers in its collective ears and saying "la la la la la"!

    June 29, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  2. Get A Grip

    Oblammer needs to know what...BIPARTISAN is before he can do it.

    June 29, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  3. Michael

    The Republicans idea of bi-partisan talks are "We talk, you listen". Bush never involved the other party which is just another reason McCain lost.

    June 29, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  4. Rush Limbaugh marries ambulance chaser,and were still laughing

    Bipartisanship? like Bush and Chenny were so good at.The my way or the highway approach?Let the red states eat oil.hahaha

    June 29, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
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