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Obama to Boehner: No Negotiations until Shutdown Ends

U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by phone Tuesday with House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, urging him to allow a vote on legislation to end the now week-long U.S. government shutdown. The White House says President Obama called Boehner and reiterated his willingness to negotiate with Republicans only after the shutdown and debt default threats are removed. Earlier Tuesday after a meeting with House Republicans, Boehner said they would insist on deficit-reduction negotiations with ...

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