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Moochelle Rolling Her Eyes At John Boehner

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Original Caption: Michelle Obama responds to John Boehner’s remark with a searing glance of disapproval.

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Senate Tables Latest House Debt Bill

After weeks of claiming a debt deal needed to be done by August 2nd, the Democrats tabled the latest House plan. For those of you who don’t know the term “tabling,” the Senate refused to even consider the bill that the House just passed. It is the second time Harry Reid refused to even bring the bill to the floor for a vote. Remember that the next time a liberal tells you this is all the GOP’s fault.

The House narrowly passed GOP debt-limit legislation Friday after Republican leaders revised it to gain the support of recalcitrant tea party conservatives, but the Senate swiftly moved to block it from consideration in their chamber.

The Senate voted 59 to 41 to table a bill offered by House Speaker John A. Boehner that would lift the federal debt ceiling. That vote came about two hours after the House passed the bill 218 to 210. House Democrats were united in opposing the Boehner bill while 22 House Republicans broke from their leader despite his intensive lobbying efforts and his attempt to revise to more of their liking.

Boehner’s latest plan wasn’t great – at all – but it would have enabled the debt increase the country so desperately needs. And still Reid refused to even bring it to the floor.

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Default Makes Strange Bedfellows

After getting nowhere with President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner decided to negotiate a debt limit deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Apparently, the two were making progress . . . until Obama stepped in.

Aides to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid worked closely over the weekend with staff for House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on a bill to resolve the debt-ceiling standoff — until Reid pulled out after meeting with President Obama at the White House Sunday.

Obama encouraged Reid to pull out of the negotiations? To what purpose?

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