Analyzing Obama and Boehner's Dueling Speeches

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) participates in a news conference at the U.S. Capitol (Mark Wilson/Getty)

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner both addressed the nation last night, explaining where each of their parties stand on the current debate over the debt ceiling. What impact did the speeches have?

To help us answer that, we're joined by David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, and appears on WQXR's Washington Report.

Comments [1]

meg from Teaneck, NJ

The speaker of the house should be a statesman. John Boehner is no statesman. The singular goal of the republican party is to keep Obama from being reelected. They are willing to bring down the economy for this. I'm so disgusted with the process - it just isn't working. These are grownups (I think) and there has to be some compromise - but Obama's right to demand a tax hike on the wealthy and large business.Why do we sit still for this in this country? The Europeans don't.

Jul. 26 2011 07:56 PM

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