Leaders take over in debt crisis — it's down to Obama and Boehner

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 23, 2011 4:46 PM
Leaders take over in debt crisis — it's down to Obama and Boehner
Negotiations over cutting Washington's debt plunged into crisis Thursday, as the top Republican negotiator walked out of talks over his Democratic counterparts’ demand that taxes be raised.

The walkout, by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), means talks to avert the first debt default in American history can now be saved probably only by the two men at the top — President Obama and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).