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Obama, Boehner to have rare, private Oval Office meeting on Tuesday

Published on Feb 25, 2014 11:42 AM

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - After an acrimonious year where they failed to agree on almost anything, President Barack Obama will host Republican Speaker John Boehner for a rare one-on-one meeting on Tuesday, the White House said.

But with fiscal crises out of the way for the time being, and prospects for major legislation dimming ahead of November midterm elections, it's unclear what the two men will talk about.

Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said Obama reached out to Boehner with the invitation, and that a "broad set of topics"would be discussed.

"The President and the Speaker are looking forward to discussing a range of items on the legislative agenda," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.

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