But at the height of the talks [about the amendment on] Tuesday, the president weighed in with Schumer from Air Force One while traveling through Europe.
Over a shaky line — they had to be reconnected twice — Obama told Schumer that the 90 percent trigger was unacceptable. Schumer said they were trying to find a different benchmark, and Obama told him to keep working toward an agreement.
Friday, June 21, 2013
The President's Amendment
Interesting detail from this Politico story shows how closely President Obama was involved in Corker-Hoeven negotiations:
Posted by Fred Bauer at 11:39 AM