October 11th, 2013
06:18 PM ET
8 years ago

Obama, Boehner agree all sides should keep talking

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner agreed in a phone call Friday that talks should continue on ending the partial government shutdown and avoiding a possible default, spokesmen for the two leaders said.

However, Obama "has some concerns" with the latest House GOP proposal considered an opening gambit in the budget brinksmanship, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters.

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    How about somebody LISTEN for a change...

    October 11, 2013 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  2. tee

    WOW ! Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) Tells Furloughed Workers To Take Out Loans To Pay Bills

    October 11, 2013 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  3. buongiorno


    October 11, 2013 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  4. Evergreen

    Re-open the government. We are now paying for services we are not receiving. How is this fiscally conservative.

    October 11, 2013 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  5. Thomas

    John Boehner
    You negotiate peace with your enemies not with your friends , yet with friends like Ted Cruz , who needs enemies !

    October 11, 2013 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  6. don in albuquerque

    Why bother talking. This whole thing has turned into nothing more then a media event. Wazzamata guys? CNN not paying enough attention to you? One side no better then the other in this little soap opera, with Cruz starring as Clown in Chief, and Obama the innocent victim. The sad thing is in this little sit com, real people are getting hurt. A completely broken government that neither side wants to fix because there is no money in it. No need to wait any longer. America has already fallen.

    October 11, 2013 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |