Obama invites Republicans to talks as debt ceiling looms
The move comes nine days after the US government partially closed when Congress could not agree a budget.
Mr Obama has demanded Republicans raise the borrowing limit and reopen the government before he will negotiate future fiscal policy.
The US risks default if the borrowing limit is not raised by 17 October.
On Wednesday, a spokesman for Republican House Speaker John Boehner said he and several other senior Republicans in the House of Representatives would meet Mr Obama on Thursday.
Mr Obama has said he is willing to hold talks with the Republicans on “every item in the budget”.
But he says he will not negotiate until Republicans…
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