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October 8, 2013 - 8:48 am

This just from the White House, after House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) again this morning called on Democrats to sit down and negotiate about the continuing resolution and debt ceiling:

Late this morning, the President telephoned Speaker John Boehner from the Oval Office and repeated what he told him when they met at the White House last week: the President is willing to negotiate with Republicans — after the threat of government shutdown and default have been removed – over policies that Republicans think would strengthen the country. The President also repeated his willingness to negotiate on priorities that he has identified including policies that expand economic opportunity, support private sector job creation, enhance the competitiveness of American businesses, strengthen the Affordable Care Act and continue to reduce the nation’s deficit.

The President urged the Speaker to hold a vote in the House of Representatives on the Senate-passed measure that would re-open the federal government immediately. Citing the Senate’s intention to pass a clean, yearlong extension of the debt limit this week, the President also pressed the Speaker to allow a timely up-or-down vote in the House to raise the debt limit with no ideological strings attached. He noted that only Congress has the authority to raise the debt limit and failure to do so would have grave consequences for middle class families and the American economy as a whole.

The White House then added a 2 p.m. press conference to Obama’s schedule at which the president has pledged to answer questions.

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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Obama's antics about negotiations remind me of the Palestinians.

"The only preconditions are that you give me everything I want; then we can talk."

Is this a Muslim thing?
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Someone needs to write a
Totalitarian Dictionary
where "negotiations" are defined as "doing what I tell you to do"

:(
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Oh great, another speech from Obamessiah. I'm sure it is going to be "historic" or something. Or maybe just histrionic.
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Obama's antics about negotiations remind me of the Palestinians.

"The only preconditions are that you give me everything I want; then we can talk."

Is this a Muslim thing?
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My question for the wOn: Why are you acting like a spiteful thuggish little pissant rather than a leader looking out for the best interests of the entire country?
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What Boehner said: "No"

What Boehner should have said: "You can kiss my hairy butt . . . sir"
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Questions you won't hear this afternoon:
"Mr. President, why did you throw the WWII vets out of their memorial?"
"Why did you close Mt. Rushmose and the Grant Canyon?"
etc
Most of the questions will be slight variations of "Why are the Republicans such poopy heads?"
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I can't help but wonder if the Senate's CR will actually be clean. I doubt it.
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