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
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
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
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