Thursday Briefing

Reuters
Reuters

The debt-ceiling debate, twitter town hall top the agenda in Carney’s session with reporters.

Highlights:

White House will host its first ever Twitter town hall on July 6th at 2pm.

On the debt-ceiling debate: “We are up against a wall,” and it is not ok to play chicken.

“Even the prospect of default would be viewed very negatively by the markets.”

“We remain optimistic that it is still possible to get a significant deal, a balanced deal. It goes without saying that we will not get everything we want. We accept that. That’s what the American people expect.”

Cuts can be made in a way that does not restrict the ability to protect America.

On Libya: “Our position and what we’ve done is to provide extensive non-lethal aide” to support the TNC in its effort to protect civilians.

 

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