For the first time in weeks of debt negotiations that have focused on rifts within the Republican Party, Thursday brought forward long-simmering tensions between Obama and his Democratic allies on Capitol Hill.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) pleaded to return to negotiations over a Reid-McConnell plan that contained no tax increases and no entitlement cuts.“This is a very sensitive time,” she said, trying not to directly criticize the White House.
Did she think the White House was working off the same page as her?
“No,” she replied. MORE...
Friday, July 22, 2011
"Debt talks bring tensions between Democrats, Obama to surface"
Paul Kane (WaPo):