Obama, Republican leaders hold first meeting since GOP midterm takeover

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Nov. 7, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – President Barack Obama held his first meeting with newly-empowered Republicans at the White House — their first gathering since the GOP took control of the Senate and widened their control of the House in Tuesday’s midterm elections.

Obama says the American people want to see more cooperation in Washington, but it’s not clear if the two sides can work together.

The day after the election, the president said he would use executive action to pass immigration reform.

Republicans said taking action without their involvement would “poison the well.”

During today’s meeting, Obama said there’s going to be some specific work that has to get done during the next several weeks before the new Congress commences.

For now, he hopes the previous Congress can still make progress on pending important issues that both parties could hopefully agree on.

“The one thing that I’ve committed to both Speaker Boehner and Leader McConnell is that I am not going to judge ideas based on whether they’re Democratic or Republican,” Obama said. “I’m going to be judging them based on whether or not they work. And I’m confident that they want to produce results as well on behalf of the American people.”

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  • noz
    7 November 2014 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    obozo is into political photo opp. he is by nature a double face wannabe leader talking as if he is true to what he is saying. thus, as a false leader, all what he was saying for certain always do not materialize, he does exactly the opposite, cuz ones an ideologue, always an ideologue. no way an ideologue can change, the same way a homosexual cannot be a heterosexual. obozo and his administration ever since have operated solely on lies. it is too sad many misled people continue to be victimized by this pinocchio POTUS. some will say two years will be over soon to get rid of obozo. the truth is obozo is a very dangerous character for the next 24 months. his plans are bait to destroy the elephant party to elect another donkey POTUS by 2016 general election. obozo will do radical executive orders before the 2015 swearing of the elected/reelected politicians of the elephant party. obozo’s executive order is to tip the voters to his donkey party, no matter what the cause and effect will be, obozo doesn’t give a hoot about america he hates america too much, he wants it destroyed with all his dangerous/harmful executive orders. obozo is in the mode of fast/furious action of negligent executive order, before the elected/reelected elephants overpower him into a lame duck POTUS. i say, evildoers never ever will prevail, GOD BLESS AMERICA from all these GOD less donkey politicians, who are into abortions, same sex marriages, pro lawless in all shapes and forms.