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Obama meets "buzz saw of crticism" on Capitol Hill

President Barack Obama leaves Capitol Hill on Tuesday after a meeting with Senate Republicans.  (Associated Press)
President Barack Obama leaves Capitol Hill on Tuesday after a meeting with Senate Republicans. (Associated Press)

President Barack Obama leaves Capitol Hill on Tuesday after a meeting with Senate Republicans.

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama paid a rare visit to Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill Tuesday, seeking their support on energy, immigration and other top priority measures. But he hit a buzz saw of criticism and resentment that bodes poorly for the remainder of his legislative agenda.

In the tense closed-door meeting, Obama told Senate Republicans he did not want legislative business to grind to a halt just because an election was approaching, and he asked for their cooperation on ratifying the START treaty, confirming Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court and passing legislation to improve the economy. Full story.

Do you agree that the President's bipartisan words have been followed by partisan actions?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.









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