Priorities. Obama Spends 3 Minutes Talking to Boehner About Shutdown Before Bolting From Town

Leadership.

Barack Obama spent a whole three minutes talking with Speaker John Boehner before bolting town for an event with Al Sharpton.
The Hill reported:

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) had a brief phone call Wednesday as a government shutdown loomed, and Boehner told the president he is “hopeful” a spending deal can be reached, the Speaker’s office said.

“The Speaker reiterated that the House’s goal is to prevent a government shutdown and make real cuts in spending, which the Speaker has argued is necessary to support private-sector job creation and boost confidence in the nation’s economy,” a readout from Boehner’s office said. “He told the President he remains hopeful a deal can be reached and that talks would continue.”

The call, which Obama initiated, last approximately three minutes, Boehner’s office said.

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