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Washington (CNN) — The odds of a government shutdown appeared to grow Wednesday as expected face-to-face budget talks between President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and other top officials were not scheduled.

After meeting with the Republican speaker on Tuesday, Obama declared that he expected negotiators to return to the White House for further talks Wednesday.
And “if that doesn’t work, we’ll invite them again the day after that,” he vowed. “There’s no reason why we should not get this done.”
Obama is scheduled to depart Washington for unrelated events in Pennsylvania and New York shortly after noon Wednesday.
One White House official said it was still possible for a meeting to be scheduled. (more…)