Republican Speaker Boehner says Obama refused to negotiate in White House meeting
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner emerged from White House talks on Wednesday to say that President Barack Obama again refused to negotiate with them to end a government shutdown.
After more than an hour of talks between Obama and congressional leaders, the top Republican in Washington told reporters it was a polite conversation, but essentially made no progress.
(Reporting By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason; Editing by Stacey Joyce)
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