Wednesday Briefing

Reuters
Reuters

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.”

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