Ever since the failed talks between Obama and Boehner over the "
Boehner had been unable to rally his House Republican majority behind a deal with Obama. The deep partisanship of Washington has led to a tumultuous relationship, though both men say they do not have personal animosity for the other.
Tuesday's meeting was made at the invitation of the White House and will cover "a broad range of topics," said an aide familiar with the private session.
The talks come as Obama is preparing his fiscal 2015 budget, and as the president has said he will no longer wait for the divided
One topic of interest to both leaders is
The meeting is set for late morning.