With his first round of golf out of the way, President Obama is reported to be kicking off his second term early with a closed-door meeting with leaders of several labor unions as well as what CBS News’ Mark Knoller calls “progressive activists.” The topic? America’s impending leap off the fiscal cliff. Will he ask if they’re for or against it?
About to join @gretawire for talk about coming fiscal cliff meetings: Obama will meet SEIU, AFL-CIO, AFSCME first, then business…
— Byron York (@ByronYork) November 13, 2012
We’re with those who’d like Knoller, or any member of the media, to at least knock on the door.
@markknoller If you tell him you are in a union or are a progressive activist will he let you in?
— Txsleuth (@Txsleuth) November 13, 2012
@markknoller that pretty much says it all.
— Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) November 13, 2012
Knoller reports that these are the people invited to tomorrow’s meeting.
Invited to tomorrow’s “fiscal cliff” meeting with Pres Obama: ·Mary Kay Henry, SEIU·Lee Saunders, (cont) tl.gd/k00b2e
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 13, 2012
- Mary Kay Henry, SEIU
- Lee Saunders, AFSCME
- Dennis Van Roekel, NEA
- Rich Trumka, AFL-CIO
- Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress
- John Podesta, Center for American Progress
- Bob Greenstein, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
- Laura Burton Capps, Common Purpose Project
- Max Richtman, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
- Justin Ruben, MoveOn
- Deepak Bhargava, Center for Community Change
@markknoller We shouldn’t be nervous at all.
— Tari (@uncommentari) November 13, 2012
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