Boehner: No Budget Deal 'Imminent'
But one must be struck before Aug. 2, says speaker
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 8, 2011 11:38 AM CDT
House Speaker John Boehner arrives at a news conference to speak about job growth July 8 in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) President Obama may be upbeat in public about the latest budget talks, but John Boehner? Not so much. No budget deal is “imminent,” the House speaker said today, and the parties still face "serious disagreements." Boehner sounded a bit more optimistic only yesterday, telling House Republicans there was a 50-50 chance of an agreement this weekend, the Wall Street Journal reports. As it stands, though, Boehner has no deal with Obama “in public or private,” and “it's not like there's some imminent deal about to happen.”