White House snap of the Day: Burgers with Obama (Behind the Scenes: Relaxing from Debt Negotiations)

President Barack Obama has lunch with a group of advisors who worked on the debt negotiations, at Good Stuff Eatery in Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 2011.

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!

President Barack Obama meets with Speaker of the House John Boehner on the patio near the Oval Office, last weekend.

Official White House photographer Pete Souza chronicled the process over the last month, snapping photos at various stages of the negotiations.

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