White House official: Boehner’s office knew Obama wanted Wed. speech

The requested date and time conflicted with a previously scheduled major Republican presidential debate, spurring a public spat Wednesday between the White House and the Speaker.

Pfeiffer repeated that no objections were raised, but he would not elaborate on the specifics of what Boehner said in the meeting.

The conflict was resolved Wednesday night when White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement that Obama had agreed to address Congress on Thursday, Sept. 8, as the Speaker requested.

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