Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Obama boehner

  • Obama-Boehner 'fiscal cliff' handshake: Could it actually hold?

    ATLANTA. Fresh from reelection, President Obama met Friday with leaders of an unpopular Congress, including House Speaker John Boehner, to discuss how to avoid leaving the most powerful country in the world hanging like Wile E. Coyote off a "fiscal cliff.

  • David Rosenberg On The Significance Of Obama Giving Wine To John Boehner

    But amid the talks it was reported that President Obama gave House Speaker John Boehner a bottle of Brunello di Montalcino as an early birthday present.

  • Obama and Boehner will take the lead in fiscal cliff talks

    President Obama and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and their staffs will be the principal negotiators in talks to avoid the "fiscal cliff.

  • Obama, Boehner Open to Budget Bargain

    President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner signaled Friday a willingness to compromise on tax positions that have led to a budget stalemate, in a bid to defuse partisan tensions before talks next week to avert a year-end fiscal crisis.

  • Boehner Pushes Obama To Relocate Fiscal Cliff Farther Down The Road

    WASHINGTON -- Following an hour-long meeting at the White House on Friday morning, congressional leaders in both the House and Senate took to the microphones for a show of unity around collaborative efforts to address the so-called fiscal cliff.

  • Obama makes birthday joke to Boehner

    (CNN) - Kicking off a meeting with congressional leaders Friday, President Barack Obama joked with House Speaker John Boehner about his birthday. After a statement welcoming House and Senate party leaders to the White House, Obama said, "Excuse ...

  • Obama offers House Speaker Boehner a birthday drink in bid to avert 'fiscal cliff'

    President Obama tried to take the edge off the start of negotiations over the fiscal cliff, presenting a fine bottle of Tuscan wine to his negotiating adversary, House Speaker John Boehner. The 1997 bottle of Altero Brunello di Montalcino goes for ...

  • Barack Obama and John Boehner hold 'constructive' fiscal cliff talks

    Although all those involved acknowledge that there is much work to do, they did find a moment before the talks began to wish Speaker John Boehner a happy birthday. President Obama joked that they had not bought him a cake, because they were not sure ...

  • Obama highlights Boehner's birthday

    President Obama welcomed congressional leadership to the White House on Friday morning to begin discussing ways to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff," but he also made time to wish House Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) an early happy birthday and poke a ...


    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner on Saturday reiterated pledges to work together to avoid the impending "fiscal cliff" of automatic spending cuts and tax hikes.

  • David Brooks: Obama, Boehner should deal, not lecture

    During his first term, President Barack Obama faced a wicked problem: How do you govern in a highly polarized, evenly divided country with House Republicans who seem unwilling to compromise?

  • Obama gifts Boehner Tuscan red wine for birthday

    "Yeah, right," Boehner replied, giving Obama a friendly nudge. Boehner turns 63 on Saturday. The two men were meeting, along with other congressional and financial leaders, to begin negotiations to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, the expiration of ...

  • Here's Obama Chiding John Boehner About His Upcoming Birthday

    Here's Obama Chiding John Boehner About His Upcoming Birthday. Brett LoGiurato | Nov. 16, 2012, 11:23 AM | 2,795 | 3. Email; More.

  • Obama and Boehner upbeat after 'fiscal cliff' meeting

    The mood alone, with Obama congratulating Boehner on his birthday Saturday and Republican and Democratic leaders taking turns speaking to signify their unity, signaled a sharp change from past confrontations.

  • Obama Rejects Boehner's Fake Tax Compromise

    During his first press conference since he was re-elected, President Obama today criticized the tax approach that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and many other Congressional Republicans have proposed. Boehner and the rest of the GOP have ...

  • Obama, Boehner Could Compromise To Address Looming Medicare Cuts

    On Friday, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) reiterated their willingness to work together to avoid the looming "fiscal cliff" of mandated spending cuts, which include cuts to Medicare provider payments, the Wall Street Journal ...

  • Column: Mandate to compromise

    BOB: After the election, maybe there's a chance for bipartisanship. President Obama said in his victory speech he wants to work with Republicans.

  • John Boehner Hates the World Until President Obama Mentions His Birthday

    After his remarks, the president reminded everyone that tomorrow is Speaker Boehner's birthday. Obama said he didn't want to embarrass Boehner with a cake, because they didn't know how many candles they would need, so he wished him a happy birthday ...

  • Obama-Boehner Tax Dance Already Over

    The team of FBI agents that unearthed the emails between David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell also discovered this gushing draft memo from Speaker of the House John Boehner to President Obama. They didn't know what to do with it, so they sent it to me.

  • Key US Senate Dem Says Obama, Boehner Talks Are Fiscal 'Focus'

    WASHINGTON (MNI) - Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin said Tuesday the talks between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner will be the "focus" of Washington's efforts to avoid the fiscal cliff. In remarks to a small group of reporters ...

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