Budget opponents Obama and Boehner make golf date

Reuters News

6/3/2011 5:38:57 PM - Reuters News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and John Boehner will play golf together on June 18, an administration official said on Friday.

Boehner has criticized Obama for not being more involved in talks with lawmakers to agree a plan to cut the country's deficit. He said earlier this week he was ready to engage in talks with the president about the issue.

Obama has tried to improve relations with congressional Republicans since the November elections, when Democrats lost control of the House.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason, Editing by Jackie Frank)