Political Headlines November 7, 2012: President Barack Obama Phones John Boehner as Harry Reid Urges Compromise on Capitol Hill

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 112TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

Obama Phones Boehner as Reid Urges Compromise on Capitol Hill

Source: ABC News Radio, 11-7-12 

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Fresh off his successful re-election bid, President Obama placed phone calls to congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle to discuss the legislative agenda for the remainder of the year.

“The president reiterated his commitment to finding bipartisan solutions to: reduce our deficit in a balanced way, cut taxes for middle-class families and small businesses and create jobs,” a White House read-out of the call reported. “The president said he believed that the American people sent a message in yesterday’s election that leaders in both parties need to put aside their partisan interests and work with common purpose to put the interests of the American people and the American economy first.”

Obama made similar calls to Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi….READ MORE

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