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August 29, 2014

Obama Hosting Iraq Meeting With Boehner, Reid, McConnell, Pelosi

President Barack Obama will meet at the White House with the bipartisan Congressional leadership Wednesday to discuss Iraq and other foreign policy issues, according to a White House official.

The meeting with Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio; House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.; and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., comes amid a growing crisis in Iraq. Members of the president’s own party are deeply reluctant to take significant military action, Republicans are pinning blame on the president for withdrawing troops and the American public is wary.

Other foreign policy issues will be discussed as well, the official said.

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    While we can send our sons and our daughters into war, and give billions of dollars in foreign aid, to some countries that actually hate us, we STILL can’t pass the unemployment extension bill for the tree million unemployed families who are STILL without benefits and the means to support heir children. We can send our sons and daughters to fight for other people’s freedom, but not support their families back here at home. The republicans and democrats have both FAILED these three million unemployed Americans miserably. Senators like John Boehner have shown a total lack of compassion and common decency towards these people. The president and his party has allowed this behavior to go unchallenged without a fight. Both party’s have walked away and left these families continue to fall into financial ruin. This country no longer takes care of it’s own. We don’t even take care of our veterans. It’s truly appalling. America need to vote out these career politicians and political parasites, and elect “public servants” who will actually serve the public again.

  • Tagg Heurer

    W. Bush helped cut the deficit from $318 Billion to $161 Billion between 2005 and 2007.That 49% rate of decrease is far faster than anything Hussein Obama has accomplished.

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