What a 'Frank and Candid Exchange of Ideas' Looks Like

By Garance Franke-Ruta

Ever wonder what one of those political meetings so described looks like? The answer: exhausting.

President Obama met with the House Republican Conference yesterday. Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah documented the feel in the room.

"Today was a good start and I hope that these kinds of discussions can continue," House Speaker John Boehner said after exiting the meeting, which he also described as a "very frank and candid exchange of ideas."

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