House Dems To Obama: Don’t Yield To GOP On Medicare
In the context of ongoing budget talks, House Democrats urged President Barack Obama to maintain the Medicare program and stand firm against Republican efforts to cut the program's spending.
Los Angeles Times: House Democrats To Obama: Don't Cave On Medicare
House Democrats pressed President Obama on Thursday not to cave in budget talks with Republicans, especially by yielding on cuts to Medicare. Maintaining the Medicare program for seniors was a major component of the conversation, and several Democratic leaders urged the president to stand firmly against cuts (Mascaro, 6/2).
Politico: Democrats Press Barack Obama On Medicare
House Democrats pressed President Barack Obama on Thursday to keep his word and stand firm on Medicare as negotiations with Republicans over raising the debt ceiling heat up. Multiple Democrats said entitlement programs were a key topic during their meeting with the president at the White House on Thursday afternoon. They also said that taxes were "on the table" in the debt negotiations (Phillip, 6/2).
ABC News: (Video) Is Congress Any Closer To A Debt Deal?
Jake Tapper discusses progress on the debate over deficit reduction (6/3).
In other news related to the budget talks
The Associated Press: Obama, GOP Differ On Medical Legal Liability
President Barack Obama remains opposed to limits on damages in medical liability cases, the White House said Thursday, even though he responded favorably to a Republican lawmaker recommending legislation along those lines to restrain health costs. "I said West Virginia passed medical liability reforms and we should do it. Try it and you'll like it," Rep. Shelley Moore Capito said she told the president. "He said, 'I'm all for it,' or, 'sounds great to me,'" the West Virginia Republican said Thursday in an interview, recalling the president's response at his meeting a day earlier with the House Republican rank and file (Espo, 6/2).