Luke Sharrett for The New York Times-"If a deal is reached, votes in the Senate could begin Sunday."John Broder (WaPo):
“What is it about you, Mr. President,” Mr. Gregory asked, “that you think is so hard to say yes to?” “That’s something you’re probably going to have to ask them,” the president responded, “because David, you follow this stuff pretty carefully. The offers that I’ve made to them have been so fair that a lot of Democrats get mad at me. I mean I offered to make some significant changes to our entitlement programs in order to reduce the deficit. I offered not only a trillion dollars in — over a trillion dollars in spending cuts over the next 10 years, but these changes would result in even more savings in the next 10 years.” MORE...Howie P.S.: John Broder?