White House Meeting Ends With Little Progress

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) - The rare Sunday evening White House meeting
between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders has ended with many plans but little progress on a debt and deficit reduction
deal.

The participants made clear that they're not giving up on
getting an agreement before an Aug. 2 deadline. Obama plans a news conference Monday, and the group of eight lawmakers plans to meet at the White House every day until a deal is struck, officials
said.

During the 90-minute session Sunday, Obama pressed for the $4
trillion deal that congressional Republicans have rejected, arguing
that a more modest approach would be equally hard to negotiate.

Republicans insist that any deal include no tax hikes. Democrats
oppose Obama's plans to cut government aid to seniors and poor
Americans.


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