PHOTO OF THE DAY: President Obama speaks during a town hall meeting on the ongoing efforts to find a balanced approach to deficit reduction at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., on Friday. (PHOTO: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Eric, don’t call my bluff. I’m going to the American people on this. This process is confirming what the American people think is the worst about Washington: that everyone is more interested in posturing, political positioning, and protecting their base, than in resolving real problems.
PHOTO OF THE DAY: President Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on Monday. Obama was due to meet with Congressional leaders for the second straight day Monday, after 75 minutes of talks Sunday evening failed to reach an agreement on the debt limit. (PHOTO: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)