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

Reuters

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - House of RepresentativesSpeaker John Boehner emerged from White House talks on Wednesdayto say that President Barack Obama again refused to negotiatewith them to end a government shutdown.

After more than an hour of talks between Obama andcongressional leaders, the top Republican in Washington toldreporters it was a polite conversation, but essentially made noprogress.

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