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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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Rennie G. February 25 2014 at 2:32 PM

Wouldn't it be great! Peolple that were elected by the people to work for the people, would.

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GUISEPPE DOTZABO Rennie G. February 25 2014 at 2:40 PM

Wow are you a dreamer,

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tommy February 25 2014 at 8:41 PM

Obama to Boehner..... I will be out of here in 3 years making $100,000.00 per speech and $20,000,000.00 for my book deal. Now hand me another smoke and bourbon, and bend over for me.

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joe_wentz February 25 2014 at 2:44 PM

It is a start! They must continue to talk! They must remember that they represent ALL of the people and to make this a better place to live in, it starts with talking!!!

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geodockery February 25 2014 at 2:47 PM

Wow, finally....is Obama pretending NOT to be a dictator today?

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Al P. geodockery February 25 2014 at 2:59 PM

Dictator you say ? What do you call a Party that refuses to compromise, wants to throw the middle class under the bus and holds the country hostage shutting down the government ? Did that really happen or was I dreaming ?

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Fitzie726 February 25 2014 at 2:47 PM

This country needs to get back to work. Enough political B/S. It's 3 & 1/2years to the next Presidential election. Get to work Boehmer and kick some tea bagger's ass. We will defeat you, if you continue to drag this country down.

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suek2468 Fitzie726 February 25 2014 at 2:51 PM

Yeah the teabaggers are dragging this country down...lmao want to tell me how they are doing this ..since the president has controlled everything that has gone on in the country?

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vet95man suek2468 February 25 2014 at 2:58 PM

Yeah I agree....The pen in one hand and the phone in the other.

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rsch34 February 25 2014 at 8:40 PM

Maybe they agreed that niether was a good leader and that they both sucked!

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deramusl@campbell.edu February 25 2014 at 2:47 PM

Judging from the body language it seems that Obama is closed to ideas while Boehner is open to ideas. So it is the same old same old.

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lovetexmex deramusl@campbell.edu February 25 2014 at 2:50 PM

It seems more that the only reason Boner went is its an election year! The guy is an idiot but not a fool!

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veloci1 lovetexmex February 25 2014 at 2:53 PM

Like someone else said, if the President invites you to a discussion, YOU GO.

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kev3596 deramusl@campbell.edu February 25 2014 at 2:53 PM

Repealing the Affordable care Act is closed, backed up and pain old anal retentive.

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bjamebon3 February 25 2014 at 8:37 PM

Actually , everybody from the top on down ought to take a 50% pay cut in order to bring the budget into reality mode. We can't keep spending money we don't have ,and at any time this could cripple our economy worse than now. They all are living high on the hog ,and don't need all that money ,and should be forced to make sacrifices like everyone else.

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cpenrod February 25 2014 at 8:35 PM

Get out the vaseline, Americans! Nothing good can come of these two meeting. One lies and the other agrees to it. BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI, FAST & FURIOUS, ERIC HOLDER, HILLARY CLINTON, and on, and on and on. Where are the select committees, or special prosecutors???

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Linebacker February 25 2014 at 8:30 PM

There's a pair of useless human beings.

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