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Obama Joins the Spending Fray

President Obama will meet the Senate Democratic leaders this afternoon “to discuss obvious matters,” according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney:

With criticism mounting about their lack of a specific plan on the budget, the White House has announced that President Obama will meet with Senate Democratic leaders at the White House on Wednesday afternoon.

White House spokesman Jay Carney also said Vice President Biden, who was asked to lead the budget negotiations last week but is now in Russia on a foreign policy trip, is also making calls to help the parties reach a budget deal.

More here.

Votes on the parties’ respective spending proposals are expected around 3 p.m.

Andrew StilesAndrew Stiles is a political reporter for National Review Online. He previously worked at the Washington Free Beacon, and was an intern at The Hill newspaper. Stiles is a 2009 ...

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