Elisabeth Meinecke
From the White House pool report:

Update on budget talks from WH Press Secretary Jay Carney: POTUS "has now decided that not enough progress has been made, therefore he has invited the Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority leader to the WH for a meeting at 8:45 pm tonight."

Carney said that in this morning's phone calls POTUS was assured that progress had been made, after he offered to host a meeting at the WH this morning.

Elisabeth Meinecke

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