Reporting from Washington — Democratic congressional leaders will hold a final strategy session with President Obama on Thursday, as members prepare to leave town for full-time campaigning to protect their endangered majority.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are among those expected at the White House meeting. Among the topics is expected to be the fate of tax cuts, left unaddressed in the most recent session.
"They'll talk about a wide variety of issues and what we ought to do going forward," deputy White House press secretary Bill Burton told reporters on Air Force One Wednesday, en route to Virginia for the president's final backyard conversation this week.
House Republicans have strongly criticized Democrats for choosing not to hold a vote on the Bush-era tax cuts due to expire at year's end.