Ira Stoll on Boehner's Backroom Deal


Here's one thing President Obama and Speaker Boehner agree on: they don't want you to know what happened at their meeting Sunday about taxes and spending.

"We're not reading out details of the conversation," said identical statements issued by the White House and the Speaker's office.

It's quite a stance from two politicians who profess strong commitments to open and transparent government, says Ira Stoll.