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Republican Speaker Boehner says Obama refused to negotiate in White House meeting
October 3, 2013 / 12:28 AM / 4 years ago

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

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, October 2, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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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