Obama invites House Democrats to the White House
Associated Press (Published: 9-Oct 2013 5:24 AM, Received: 5:25:07 AM)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is having Democrats from the House of Representatives to the White House as a showdown over the budget extends into its ninth day.
The White House says the private meeting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. EDT (2030 GMT) Wednesday.
The White House added that the president intends to invite Republicans and senators in the coming days.
Republicans are demanding talks on deficit reduction and Obama's health care law to approve spending legislation and increase the government's debt limit. Obama says he won't negotiate until the budget is approved with no strings attached.
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Original headline: Obama Invites House Democrats to the White House
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