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

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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