Via NBC News:
Emerging from a White House that stretched for more than an hour, Republican and Democratic congressional leaders said that they are still at an impasse over how to end the ongoing government shutdown.
"The president reiterated one more time tonight that he will not negotiate," said Republican House Speaker John Boehner, who did not take any questions after a brief statement to reporters.
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid talks about Wednesday's meeting at the White House between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders."We had a nice conversation, a light conversation, but at some point we've got to allow the process our founders gave us to work out," he added, saying that Senate Democrats should agree to a bipartisan "conference" to negotiate a deal that could include major changes to President Barack Obama's health care law.