The HillTube

Boehner: Obama 'will not negotiate'

ADVERTISEMENT
Boehner described the meeting — the first between the president and Capitol Hill leaders since the shutdown began Tuesday — as "nice" and "polite." But he said ultimately Democrats should appoint conferees to negotiate a compromise. 

"At some time, we've got to allow the process our Founders gave us to work out," Boehner said.

The White House has signaled it now wants to link the government funding fight to a battle over raising the $16.7 trillion debt ceiling, which Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has warned needs to happen within two weeks.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Boehner "cannot take 'yes' for an answer."

Read more at The Hill.