Obama and Republicans break silence and restart budget talks

02/22/2013 | Reuters

The White House and Republican leaders in Congress have restarted talks on how to avert across-the-board U.S. spending cuts set to take effect March 1. President Barack Obama spoke with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the conversations were "good" but didn't give any details.

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