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Obama, Boehner meet for hour at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) have met for about an hour at the White House, their first one-on-one meeting in more than a year.

Spokesmen for Obama and Boehner say the meeting was "constructive" and covered a wide range of issues.

Boehner's spokesman says the issues included manufacturing, trade legislation, flood insurance, immigration, Obama's health care law, Afghanistan, the appropriations process, California drought relief, wildfire suppression and the highway bill.

Boehner's spokesman adds that the leaders agreed there is a lot of work to do this year and that it's important for them to work together when they can find common ground.

The two last met in December 2012, when they failed to reach agreement on tax reform and spending cuts during deficit reduction talks.

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texastotenmom February 25 2014 at 6:38 PM

it will be 2014~http://www.teaparty-platform.com/ for us n america to get america out of obamus n democracks nonsense for the last 5 years now. !!

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Aunt Carol February 25 2014 at 7:02 PM

Was the meeting taped so Boehner has to tell the truth about what happened...for a change!

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fred Aunt Carol February 25 2014 at 7:06 PM

They both lie so much their dogs won't even come for dinner anymore when called.

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demigoff1 February 25 2014 at 2:35 PM

Its 5 oclock somewhere.

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biffcove February 25 2014 at 7:09 PM

John you are wasting your time !

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jamesgbrophy February 25 2014 at 7:14 PM

Give Boehner a little slack. If he holds to conservative values and Obama holds to Liberal Socialist values...there is no meeting of the minds. If Boehner starts to slightly relent to compromise he still gets heat from all sides. If he holds firm...he still gets heat.

What is it that you want the Speaker of the House to do? I urge him to stand for no legal status for those that snuck in illegally. Small government. Strong defense. Tax incentatives to stimulate all business to grow the economy and reduce unemployment etc. Respect for the flag, Country and preserve the family. Over half of you hate all of those objectives. No more appeasement, confront all enemies when threatened. The Country is doomed to fail unless conservative leadership is restored.

Sorry but thats the way it is!

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Leonard jamesgbrophy February 25 2014 at 7:34 PM

wish you were right, tax cuts or incentives as you put it allow ther rich to comtinue to buy more stuff but not create jobs, we never hae any where near the job grow with those ploicys in place, it has been tried. Things go better when the poor have more money because they will spend everything they earn.
next subject small goverment and strong defense. Our military is what makes us a big government and you need to decide which you really want. Maybe you want to get rid of food inspecter and keep a big army to protect the rest of the world? If it was easy I'm sure even these dc folks would have fixed it by now.
Now, here is what I think, everybody gets to give up someting, I'll give up 10% of my social security what are you willing to give up?

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loamylam February 25 2014 at 2:37 PM

WOW! You mean to say in almost one hour they got all these topics covered? Well....could be. When you think about it. Fast talkers. It's what we call the Politician's Job Security Act.

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precisiondents59 loamylam February 25 2014 at 2:40 PM

You got that right! So know its on to save the world! when they meet again tomorrow they will figure the problem with global warming.

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hi newpatch1951 loamylam February 25 2014 at 2:43 PM


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mymom916 February 25 2014 at 3:32 PM

It is about time this is happening. We the people need to have harmony we need it so bad to see that both sides are sitting down together. Please for the sake of our nation, please help us show the other countries we can work together. Quick blasting each other, we are in the same boat. The people are in without any oars. Mr. President show us what you started out to do. Boehner, we know you are there, work together for us the people. Remember you both work for us the people.

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jwarney123 February 25 2014 at 7:20 PM

Yea. And nothing is going to happen. Like a tied tic toe game or stalemate chess game.
The middle class is extremely tired of nothing happening.

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smashingmonkey February 25 2014 at 3:30 PM

Two of my least favorite people together in one room. Maybe they'll cancel each other out and some good energy will come from it.

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carp940 February 25 2014 at 8:47 PM

Boehner hic, hay bomma hic I forgot where I parked hic the Clown Car bud!

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