Obama: “Closer Than We Have Ever Been”

President makes surprise appearance at Tuesday briefing, says admin has matched Republicans’ original proposal.

Pledges to “meet as long as possible” to get this resolved.

And: Says admin not invited to Boehner’s meeting with Reid at 4 p.m. Will call another meeting at WH tomorrow if agreement not reached.

Highlights from Obama’s presser:

Says he shouldn’t have to “oversee” a process that deals with last year’s budget when there’s only six months left.

“Happy to listen to ” any additional “reasonable” proposals.

Budget cannot be vehicle to debate every “ideological or political difference” between the two parties.

“We have more than met the Republicans half way.”

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