First Read this morning asked if the White House and Senate Democrats would blink on the issue of Boehner's two-part debt limit extension versus Reid's one-step extension.
In an appearance on "Daily Rundown," White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe didn't explicitly say President Obama would veto a two-step plan. But he emphasized that Senate Democrats would never accept it, saying Boehner’s bill “is never going to get to” the president’s desk.
“We should stop talking about the Boehner bill, as if it's some recipe for solution here,” Plouffe said. “It's dead on arrival.”
Ultimately, he added, the final bill may be a combination of the Boehner and Reid proposals. “What you're going to have to do is reconcile what's in Reid and Boehner.”