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White House Meeting with Republicans Delayed

Scheduling conflicts delay a much anticipated summit until November 30.

House Minority Leader John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were to have met with President Obama on Thursday.(Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The highly anticipated meeting between President Obama and the bipartisan leaders of the House and Senate has been postponed less than two days before the leaders were due to come to the White House for talks and dinner with the president. The meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 30.

The White House said the meeting was delayed "at the request of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader John Boehner." The White House said the two Republican leaders blamed "scheduling conflicts in organizing their caucuses."

"We look forward to meeting with the President to discuss the American peoples' priorities: stopping the tax hikes, cutting spending, and helping small businesses create jobs," a spokesman for McConnell, R-Ky. said. Other issues of interest included reducing spending and growing jobs through increased trade and increasing domestic energy. "The Leader is encouraged that the President wants to discuss these areas of agreement," the spokesman said.

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