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July 13th, 2011
11:45 PM ET

Raw Politics: Tense moments in debt ceiling talks

Editor's note: CNN's Jessica Yellin reports on a confrontation of sorts between Pres. Obama and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Related: Latest deficit talks end with a tense exchange

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  1. diane

    Our President is doing a good job in running this country. He will not let the leaders of Congress and the Senate take away our livily hood or our soc sec or ourhealthcare either.
    You'll See. Keep up the good work at CNN. You all are good at what you do.

    God Bless You ALL;.

    Diane

    July 14, 2011 at 6:54 pm |
  2. A. Darton

    This whole debt ceiling fight pick by the Republicans is about 2012, nothing more. They are out to make this President a one term president, who cares if they destroy the country in the process. They ought to have raised the debt ceiling which they did 7 times under G.W. Bush, and right now they ought to be working on doing something about jobs. Cantor said right now they couldn't pass anything in the House. Then what was the purpose of putting them in control of the House in 2010? To do nothing. The Republicans has voted No on 10 Democratic Job Bills. And they have not introduce one, not one of their own.

    July 14, 2011 at 4:59 am |
  3. Robert Mrozowski

    Corrections:

    I support the president in that the Republicans have to give on the revenue side in order for him to agree to cuts in Social Security and Medicare. If the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy creates jobs how come we have never seen any jobs from it? Because it doesn't work. Make the rich pay their part, the rest of us have already sacrificed enough already. Republican plan = government of the people, by the rich for the rich.

    July 14, 2011 at 2:33 am |
  4. Robert Mrozowski

    I support the president in that the Republicans have to give on revenue side in order for him to agree to cuts in Social Security and Medicare. If the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy creates jobs how come we have never seen any jobs from it? Because it doesn't work. Make the rich pay their part, the rest of us have already sacrificed enough already. Republican plan = government of the people, by the rich or the rich.

    July 14, 2011 at 2:27 am |
  5. Vj

    Also think the blame belongs to both parties and they all should stand up and take the blame instead of pointing fingers at each other -another thing taught is avoid the blame game and fix the problem

    July 14, 2011 at 2:17 am |
  6. C. in Raleigh

    I do not understand why one side will not bend on ANYTHING that has been proposed to get this agenda done. I am pretty conservative on my views, but, this makes me think of how I may vote on the up and coming election. No one wants to work things out...they are all just standing together to ban everything. Well, this is not helping out the American people!!! What are you thinking?????????

    July 14, 2011 at 2:15 am |
  7. Vj

    I agree with two of the leaders stated on pierces program – our political parties have become too extreme and compromise has become a dirty word – why is that – when one goes to leadership courses one of the things taught is the art of compromise- they all need to learn to play in the sand together on both sides

    July 14, 2011 at 2:12 am |