“This president has been so respectful, given so much time to the Republicans and their views to the point that one time, in one of our meetings, I said to the president, ‘Mr. President, I’m busy. And I don’t have any more time for this. You have to be the busiest person in the world. If and when they come up with a new idea, why don’t we just call you back into the room,’” Pelosi told reporters at a news conference.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.