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Obama, Brewer Meet in White House Huddle

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Posted on Jun 3, 2010
Brewer at the White House
AP / Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer prepares to walk into the West Wing of the White House on Thursday after speaking with members of the media.

President Barack Obama and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer have had their differences, especially over the issue of immigration and Brewer’s push to pass SB 1070 last month. Well, after Thursday’s encounter between the two leaders at the White House, many of those differences still stand. But Brewer says she expects the communication between the White House and her administration to improve following the meeting, so at least they can enjoy “much better dialogue” now about their issues with each other’s policy positions.

Los Angeles Times:

President Obama received Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer in the Oval Office on Thursday, but the two made no progress in bridging the enormous gulf that divides them — and the country — over illegal immigration and border security.

Brewer, who recently signed a controversial law requiring Arizona police to check the status of people they lawfully stop and suspect are illegal immigrants, wants more federal resources — including troops, helicopters, drones and fences — devoted to controlling her state’s border with Mexico.

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By dihey, June 4, 2010 at 6:56 am Link to this comment

I have been a frequent and sometimes harsh critic of President Obama but to criticize him for talking to the Governor of a State borders on insane. Arizona is not a foreign hostile nation.

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By Mundt, June 4, 2010 at 4:03 am Link to this comment

Jan Brewer=Wyatt Earp. Barack Obama=Ike Clanton.

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