WASHINGTON (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
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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