WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama walked into a remarkably contentious 80-minute session Tuesday in which Republican senators accused him of duplicity, audacity and unbending partisanship.
Lawmakers said the testy exchange left legislative logjams intact, and one Republican leader said nothing is likely to change before the November elections.Obama's sharpest accuser was Bob Corker, a first-term senator who feels the administration undermined his efforts to craft a bipartisan financial regulation bill.
"I told him there was a tremendous disconnect from his words and the actions of his administration," Corker told reporters.
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