President Obama is meeting with Republican Congressional leaders at the White House to discuss ways that they might work together in a bi-partisan way to resolve the big issues facing the nation. The meeting has been dubbed the 'Slurpee Summit' because of a comment the President made on the campaign trail for the midterm elections in regard to the work being done to boost the economy. He referred to the Democrats as working to "dig the car out of the ditch" while Republicans sat back "sipping on a Slurpee".
The summit was to be held at an earlier date, but the Republican leaders canceled citing prior commitments. More about the meeting:
1. Obama, GOP leaders to work on map for days ahead. [The Washington Post]
2. Obama to meet congressional leaders at 'Slurpee summit'. [BBC News]
3. President Obama and GOP leaders finally to meet. [Politico]
3. John Boehner and Mitch McConnell: Where we and Democrats can work together [The Washington Post]
5. White House Summit: Bipartisan breakthrough or bust? [NPR]
6. For Obama, Boehner, how about cigarette summit? [CNN]