White House, Republicans talk compromise
February 29th, 2012
09:37 PM ET
11 years ago

White House, Republicans talk compromise

Washington (CNN) - Republican leaders and the White House sent signals Wednesday of possible detente on jobs and energy legislation, but they offered few specifics and congressional Democrats questioned whether any progress would ensue.

President Barack Obama had a rare luncheon meeting with leaders of both parties in Congress, including House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. They are two of his biggest adversaries in the political wrangling that has brought public scorn of congressional inaction.


Filed under: 2012 • Congress • John Boehner • President Obama • Republicans • White House
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. gt

    work for the people...

    February 29, 2012 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  2. sabina barnes

    I think its a start for both parties to try to work a compromise. With the president on issues , that need working out.

    February 29, 2012 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  3. Conrack

    Yeah right. We are all too familiar with the GOP form of compromise – that is, "give us exactly what we want and we won't even consider what you want". The American voter is not fooled and hopefully the voice of reason will be heard on November 6th.

    February 29, 2012 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  4. ms

    Is it possible? They finally got that we are sick of them pointing fingers and playing partisan games? IT'S A MIRACLE!

    February 29, 2012 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  5. cashual

    The Republicans know "we the people " see their greed and lack of love for the "common" man. The private companies want to control America and its interest and take the power of the nation away from the general public. They...BIG BUSINESS....is attentionlly are suppressing the American people through legal extortion called speculation and inflation. One word and the price of oil will drop from wall street.

    February 29, 2012 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  6. Larry L

    This won't happen because the Teavengelicals of the Republican Party want our economy to fail. This has remained true for three years.

    February 29, 2012 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  7. Disabled vet

    Smile in your face while all the time trying to take your place. Backstabbers obama/biden 2012.

    February 29, 2012 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  8. T'sah From Virginia

    ►White House, Republicans talk compromise◄
    Just be careful Mr. President – Watch out for those "wise-guys"
    Because their only concerns and efforts is to make you fail
    Stay on top of those lying two-face Republican MALES

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    February 29, 2012 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  9. davidzbowler

    However, we should expect further worsening on joblessness in the country in the next quarter because of political anxieties in the Middle East, check out an article called High Speed Universities for relation between a degree and job and the pay rate.

    March 1, 2012 03:37 am at 3:37 am |
  10. Name

    If the republican wanna keep the house they better vote for obama job bill

    March 1, 2012 07:05 am at 7:05 am |
  11. Namejkane fl

    Republicans already wasted three year of doing nothing to help the American people with their obstructionism and their going to pay for it in Nov Dem landslide.

    March 1, 2012 07:15 am at 7:15 am |
  12. Namejkane fl

    I guess the republicans see the handwriting on the wall, to late now. Dem landslide coming in Nov!!!

    March 1, 2012 07:28 am at 7:28 am |