Obama calls in Congress leaders for shutdown talks

AFP , Wednesday 2 Oct 2013

US President Barack Obama called Republican and Democratic leaders to a White House meeting Wednesday as a government shutdown went deep into a second day.

The talks at 2130 GMT will include Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, and Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, White House and congressional sources said.

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