Boehner rejects Camp David summit with Obama 

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has nixed the idea of holding debt limit negotiations at Camp David this weekend.

President Obama had been considering the change in venue for the talks, which have yielded few agreements and have become more tense and angry in recent days.

But Boehner spokesman Michael Steel told reporters Thursday morning that Camp David is out.

“The Speaker has told the White House he sees no need to go to Camp David this weekend,” Steel said.

Democrats Thursday hammered at Republicans, particularly House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., over the state of the talks.

The two sides have been unable to come to agreement on a plan to rein in the deficit, in part because Republicans are refusing to accept a deal that includes tax hikes.

Cantor had a terse exchange with President Obama during White House talks Wednesday night that ended with Obama abruptly leaving the room, according to those in the meeting.

On Thursday morning, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., went so far as to suggest that Cantor is acting "childish" and "has shown he shouldn't even be at the table."

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., also piled on, saying that unlike all the other Congressional leaders in the talks, he has not "seen Congressman Cantor be a constructive force thus far."

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., meanwhile, went to the Senate floor to push for a balanced budget amendment and to defend his proposal, which has angered many on the right, to let Obama and the Democrats raise the the debt ceiling.

“If Democrats won’t agree to the reforms we need, then we should at least show the public where we stand," McConnell said.

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