Friday, July 1, 2011

White House News: invitation to Obama, Posted by Menelik Zeleke

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June 30, 2011 4:46:39 PM

WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) - The White House effectively turned down an invitation by Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell for President Barack Obama to visit his members on Capitol Hill on Thursday to discuss raising the U.S. debt limit.

White House press secretary Jay Carney, while not directly saying the invitation had been rejected, said Obama did not need to hear Republicans tell him what they would not support.

That, Carney said, was "not a conversation worth having." (Reporting by Alister Bull)

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