Republican Speaker Boehner says Obama refused to negotiate in White House meeting

WASHINGTON Wed Oct 2, 2013 7:05pm EDT

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WASHINGTON Oct 2 (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.

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