February 15, 2011

Obama Calls for 'Adult Conversation'

George Condon, National Journal

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Updated at 1:45 p.m. on February 15.

President Obama failed to hide his frustrations over attacks on his budget decisions in a press conference on Tuesday, calling for patience as he tries to tackle long-term deficits and appealing to Republicans to join him in an "adult conversation" to resolve their difference on spending and forestall a crisis on entitlements.

On almost every domestic issue raised by reporters, the president was under assault, complaining at one point that Washington is too "impatient" and admitting at another point to being...

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