White House snap of the Day: Burgers with Obama (Behind the Scenes: Relaxing from Debt Negotiations)
Seated clockwise with the President are: Bruce Reed, Chief of Staff to the Vice President; OMB Director Jack Lew; Nancy-Ann DeParle, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy; National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling; and Rob Nabors, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
After a long and heated debate earlier this week, the American leader signed into law a compromise that will reduce the deficit and avert a default on our obligations that would have devastated the USA’s economy. Yet Standard & Poor, a credit rating agency, still made the USA from +AAA to AA!
Official White House photographer Pete Souza chronicled the process over the last month, snapping photos at various stages of the negotiations.