Mike Papantonio, host of "The Ring of Fire" radio show We're talking about the debt ceiling and the details still emerging from yesterday's tense meeting between the President and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.. the clock is ticking while the blame game continues. We'll get into what comes next. read more
Sorry again about dropping out on yesterday's Outlook and Underbuzzed. As will likely be the case until the debt ceiling is raised -- or News Corp. is indicted -- a lot of stories are falling through the cracks, slow-movers and others. Add your own in the comments. Here are mine for today:The GOP is the party of defense. Here's the Republican Party expressing its agenda to troops and veterans in just the past 24 hours. Eleven Senate Republicans voted against spending on the military and veterans. read more
We were just discussing in the office the fact that Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) has now joined Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) in saying the debt-ceiling battle is the Republicans' fault. My take?They're throwing House GOP Leader Eric Cantor under the bus. Specifically, they're sending him a signal -- that if the US defaults because the House fails to pass something that can pass both the Senate and the president's desk -- Cantor will have been pre-thrown under the bus.Because if the US does default, the false-equivalence media will try to put some of the blame on Democrats. And Sens. read more
Sorry no Outlook or Underbuzzed yesterday, I was off the grid. Here's today's Morning EDition:TODAYThe president gives a handful of TV interviews about the debt-ceiling talks.The president meets with congressional leaders for new debt-ceiling talks at 4:15pm.
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***There's breaking news out of the White House tonightso please note the Guest List is subject to change*** Sam Youngman, White House Correspondent for The HillSen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Rumors surface that Obama walked out of what's being called yet another "tense" meeting with congressional leaders on the US debt today... After which, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told reporters "We're so far apart and going back on the momentum." We'll talk about what this means for the already shaky negotiations. read more