At White House, Obama presses Republicans on debt cap (Reuters) – 1807th Edition

2 06 2011

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH)(2nd R) walks to the microphones to speak to the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama on the deficit and debt at the White House in Washington, June 1, 2011. Boehner is joined by (L-R) House Majority Whip. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), House Majority leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Republican Conference Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Boehner, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). REUTERS/Jim YoungReuters – President Barack Obama warned Republicans on Wednesday of “dire” consequences if they do not raise the debt limit but a White House meeting did little to end a political standoff over federal spending cuts.

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