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Checking signals one more time before the stretch run to the Nov. 2 election, President Obama planned to meet Thursday at the White House with top Democratic leaders from the House and Senate for a session that could include planning for a lame duck session of Congress.

Democrats, who hold majorities in both bodies on Capitol Hill, are expected to recess later this week without completing action on several key bills, including legislation dealing with Bush-era tax cuts that are due to expire next year.

An aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the Associated Press that Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and others in the Democratic leadership are expected to head down Pennsylvania Avenue Thursday for the White House meeting.
President Obama in Des Moines Iowa Wednesday
Obama was in Des Moines, Iowa, in the midst of a four-state campaign swing that was to wind up later Wednesday in Richmond, Va. In another one of his backyard chats at private homes, the president accused his Republican adversaries of postponing tough decisions on "hard problems" between 2001 and 2009 -- the eight years of the Bush presidency. The GOP, he said, "didn't really speak honestly to the American people about how we're gonna get his country back on track over the long term" and is now offering more of the same.

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azuredaze

Best strategy advise, apply for new jobs and pack your bags.

September 30 2010 at 12:21 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
we love mario!!!

The democrats are done in November. The health care really put the last nail in the coffin.

September 29 2010 at 3:13 PM Report abuse +21 rate up rate down Reply
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libsareright

Don't count your chickens before they hatch

September 29 2010 at 3:56 PM Report abuse -12 rate up rate down Reply
sfamilyent

It shouldn't be that difficult to come up with a strategy to counter the lame and vague GOP pledge... But, quite frankly, I'm growing a bit weary of hearing about the GOP running our country into the ground without hearing specifics from the Democrats. I don't believe that our lawyers and career politicians understand the hard problems well enough to have any good ideas on what should be done, and that leaves them all looking indecisive as they wait for the poll results to indicate what the most popular actions might be - and popular does not mean the best...

September 29 2010 at 2:48 PM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
Kenneth

The GOP, he said, "didn't really speak honestly to the American people about how we're gonna get his country back on track over the long term" and is now offering more of the same. Let me get this right HIS COUNTRY. I did not know the dead to my property changed hands. I also do not remember working for him. The last I checked Politicians are public servants. THEY WORK FOR US!

September 29 2010 at 1:35 PM Report abuse +24 rate up rate down Reply
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wolfsonnydiane

You must be hard of hearing he said this country not his country. Just read the gop plan its excatly what they did the previous 8 years and the same things that put us in this disaster in the first place nothing new from gop just more of the same false promises that after elected they never keep

September 29 2010 at 2:34 PM Report abuse -18 rate up rate down Reply
Kenneth

wolfsonnydiane........I did not read it wrong. I even copied and pasted the quote. It states his country. It is the peoples country. I do not care who said it but this country does not belong to one person.

September 29 2010 at 3:04 PM Report abuse +17 rate up rate down Reply

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