President Obama hits the road after trying to work things out with the top Republican in Congress - behind closed doors.
Neither the White House nor Speaker John Boehner's staff said much about his sit-down with the president - who Monday takes his case straight to America's workers.
In Michigan Monday - where employees have been fighting for the right to work - President Obama visits a union engine plant to explain why he wants higher taxes for the wealthy.
Republicans say he needs to stay in washington:
"The president thinks he has momentum, I think he is running on adrenaline from the campaign," Rep. said Marsha Blackburn/ (R) of Tennessee.
"He's been to Pennsylvania. Tomorrow he is going to Detroit. It's now time to govern. The election is over," said Rep. Kevin McCarthy/ (R) California.
Monday, we may learn if any progress was made when House Speaker John Boehner sat down with the president at the White House Sunday.
An aide gave no details, but says "the lines of communication remain open."