McConnell will meet at White House with Obama: aides

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Posted: Jul 05, 2011 5:34 PM
McConnell will meet at White House with Obama: aides

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell accepted an invitation to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday amid efforts to cut a bipartisan deal to raise the U.S. debt limit, aides said.

McConnell agreed to confer with Obama and other congressional leaders at the White House shortly after the president rejected an invitation to meet with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill.

(Reporting by Thomas Ferraro; Editing by Sandra Maler)