The Common Good

President Obama, Congressional Leadership Get Down to Business

Source: PBS
Date: November 16, 2012

Mr. Obama will also keep up his public outreach by hosting a closed-door meeting with civic leaders such as the Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners, Al Sharpton, Ben Jealous of the NAACP and groups including the Human Rights Campaign, the National Council of La Raza and AARP.

The backdrop for the day from Congress' perspective? Everyone seems to be trying to get their members in line for compromise.

Roll Call's Humberto Sanchez reported that Sen. Reid told progressive members of his caucus that a letter organized by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W. Va., and Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, "would be a bad idea because it would give the impression that Democrats were not united on how to address the fiscal cliff."