OK, so we spoiled Mark Knoller’s pop quiz with our headline, but you weren’t going to guess “magic,” were you?
@markknoller A) Frank
— Denise Sawyer NBC (@DeniseSawyerTV) December 13, 2012
.@HarolynSawyer Exactly right. What do we have for our winner, Johnny? It's a NEW CAR…..
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 13, 2012
Aides for Rep. John Boehner described this afternoon’s meeting with the president as “frank.” Still, many were hoping for magic.
@markknoller c) magic. Because it will take magic to fix our debt/defecit at the rate these clowns are working.
— #MakeDCListen (@Votegoat1) December 13, 2012
— Big Mouth B (@BigMouthRepub) December 13, 2012
Any progress, then? The most we have to go on from reporters waiting outside is that the meeting lasted less than an hour, but the lines of communication are open.
Just like a therapy session, the POTUS/Boehner meeting lasted just 50 minutes. From 510 pm to 6 pm.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 13, 2012
We are officially back to "lines of communication remain open" per Boehner spox. 50-minute discussion in Oval was "frank."
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) December 13, 2012
Both sides describe Obama mtg w/Boehner at the White House as "frank"; say the "lines of communication remain open."
— Ken Thomas (@KThomasDC) December 14, 2012
Um, which means?
obama and boehner had a "frank" discussion tonight. translation: did not go well. next stop: over the cliff?
— Bernard Goldberg (@BernardGoldberg) December 14, 2012
Query: Are the "frank" private exchanges between POTUS and Boehner more frank or less frank than their public statements?
— Zachary Goldfarb (@Goldfarb) December 13, 2012
Inside the Oval: Obama: "Direct?" Boehner: "Forceful?" Obama: "Frank?" Boehner: "Frank! YES! That's it" – Discussion during #FiscalCliff mtg
— Brad Dayspring (@BDayspring) December 13, 2012
Aides for both Boehner and the president aren’t releasing any more details, and the president was rather tight-lipped as he headed past reporters into the meeting.