Obama expected to press for bigger deal on debt with leaders

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jul 07, 2011 9:24 AM
Obama expected to press for bigger deal on debt with leaders
President Obama is expected to press congressional leaders at a White House meeting on Thursday to double down and push for a much larger deficit-reduction package than initially anticipated.

The move from Obama comes after a secret meeting the president held last weekend with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), as well as new signs of flexibility from Republicans on including new revenues as part of a package to reduce the deficit.