John Boehner

Boehner Says There Are "No Boundaries" in Shutdown Talks

"There's nothing on the table, nothing off the table"

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On the eighth day of the government shutdown, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said that before re-opening the government, Democrats and Republicans should sit down for negotiations without any preconditions.

"The central argument is this: are we going to sit down and have a conversation, or aren't we?" he told reporters. "There's no boundaries here. There's nothing on the table, nothing off the table."

Democrats, meanwhile, insist they've already made a major to Republicans by agreeing to the low spending limits that the GOP wanted.

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