Last summer, the White House was embroiled in a battle with Republican leaders over legislation to increase the debt ceiling and avert default. A look at the negotiations that unfolded between President Obama and his advisers, and House Speaker John A. Boehner and the GOP leadership.
July 11, 2011 President Obama confers with staff on his debt limit and deficit reduction strategy. White House officials say last year's debt ceiling negotiations with Republicans, as the expiration of the borrowing limit loomed, were some of the most the most pressure filled of Obama's presidency. Pete Souza/WHITE HOUSE Buy Photo