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President Obama wants congress to take action on the number of -- for Democrats on Capitol Hill say they first need more face time.
Chief national correspondent Jim Angle looks at a relationship that appears to be showing signs of strain.
Leading Democrats in the senator grumbling they don't hear much from the president these days about the problems they're trying to address a development Republicans quickly highlighted.
Budget Committee chairman can't remember the last time -- -- to approach him.
Another German dealing with student launched -- says he hasn't talked to the president and months.
It came to -- and -- story in Politico called -- wait by the phone for President Obama.
Some observers suggest is because -- president can't even get Democrats to cooperate with him.
The president's budget Francis who defeated in the senate by vote of 99 to zero.
Republicans offer a broader explanation.
We've got a president who's more -- -- and running around their college campuses spreading some poll tested massacre.
That is an actually accomplishing any time.
The president did invite leaders of both parties to the White House for -- hoagie lunch to urge them to take up his to do list of mortgage relief along with tax credits for hiring and green energy originally proposed in the state of the union.
And which even Democrats have failed to bring up.
House speaker John Boehner has been urging the president to start now on what is known as tax -- the simultaneous expiration at the end of this year of some 500 billion dollars in annual tax.
Cuts where some president's life.
But to tackle our our looming.
But where's the budget where's the president's plan.
To stop the largest tax increase from an American history from -- on January the first.
One key democratic knowledge there aren't many calls -- the president but argues it doesn't matter.
While another says it's not true.
You know I think he's pretty Smart -- you know the president's got so much on his plate.
The last thing he needs to be doing is calling.
People who are his supporters appear.
I'm fortunate to have frequent communication with the president in leadership meetings and beyond.
So I feel that that channel of communication is excellent.
Some say the president can't get much done an election year but some things have to get done there's just not clear how much the president can do to influence what happens.
-- Jim thank you.
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