Political Checklist: Watching the Obama-Boehner Debt Talk Dance

BY Quinn Bowman  July 11, 2011 at 4:33 PM EST



Political Editor David Chalian and Senior Correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff sat down this week to assess President Obama’s Monday news conference, which came ahead of the third round of debt limit negotiations at the White House.

The trio examine Mr. Obama’s strategy of working closely with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, while arguing for a compromise deficit reduction and debt limit increase deal.

President Obama spoke for about 45 minutes at the press conference and took several questions on the debt ceiling and other matters.

Check our politics page for the latest developments on the debt limit talks and we’ll have more analysis on Monday’s NewsHour.