Tax cuts, Powell meeting and START top the agenda in PressSec’s session with reporters.
Highlights from Gibbs:
On tax cuts:
Gibbs says morning meeting “encouraging,” reiterates end-of-year time frame. “We cannot have Congress leave for the holidays without a solution to an issue that will bring hardship to middle class families.”
On Powell meeting:
Obama seeks his advice “on a regular basis.”
Powell brings “unique perspective” as former SecState and military. His experience “lends particular weight and credibility to his words.”