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-- a virtual revolving door at the White House during talks aimed at coming up with a spending plan White House correspondent Wendell Goler is following the comings goings good even when the hello -- as Carl just said -- speaker of the house and senate majority leader are due back here in about an hour for what will be their fourth white house budget meeting of the week.
But officials fearing the odds of avoiding a government shutdowns are really no better than a toss up.
Right after last night's talks the president suggested the two sides weren't far apart.
It would be inexcusable.
Given the relatively.
When it comes in numbers between the two parties that we can't get this -- And earlier outside Philadelphia he seemed to -- members of congress in both parties for the continuing impasse.
Washington gets all worked.
Just like clockwork Republicans and Democrats.
Start make a lot of speeches usually the Democrats blame the Republicans the Republicans blame the Democrats.
Congressional leaders assured the White House early in the budget negotiations they can work out the details on their own but circumstances prove them wrong.
Obama now finds his leadership being attacked from the right and the left.
Liberal columnist Ezra Klein says quote.
At this point the question is simply how bad the final agreement will be and senate majority leader Harry Reid suggests is the president is calling the shots.
We didn't spend as much as the president won't let -- -- him that he will be.
Aides say mr.
Obama has made some tough decisions in an effort to do what's right for the country he has been willing.
In the name of reaching common ground and in recognition of the fact that spending -- reducing spending is important.
Two except cuts that in an ideal world they he would hope would not be necessary because there custom and and in some cases to programs that he thinks are very worthy.
But that hasn't been enough for most Republicans and say a few billion dollars is a small fraction of a three trillion dollar budget the president has continues today.
He wants an -- dog conversation.
And we're all adults here.
But let's be real the adult thing to do here is to keep the government functioning.
It is to get our fiscal house in order.
It is to pay our troops and it is to get Americans back to work.
Some observers think speaker Boehner is trying to get a deal that members of the -- Tea Party would support but that is not likely to be something that would pass the senate.
Or that the president would signs -- -- hope here is that moderates -- prevails sometime before Friday midnight -- Wendell.
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