White House-Congressional leaders to meet Nov. 30

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by Associated Press

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Posted on November 17, 2010 at 6:21 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's office says the Nov. 30 meeting between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders will focus on cooperation.

McConnell spokesman Don Stewart says Republicans leaders want to discuss issues the GOP has long said can be accomplished together.

The meeting, which had been scheduled for Thursday, was moved after top Republicans said they had a scheduling conflict. It'll be the first time Obama meets with the bipartisan leadership since Republicans gained control of the House in the Nov. 2 election.

White House and congressional officials say they'll discuss such things as spending reductions, international trade and energy policy.

A meeting this week would have included issues before the current lame-duck session of Congress. That includes the extension of current tax rates, which expire at the end of the year.

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