Obama meets for 1 hour with Hill leaders


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama met for one hour with congressional leaders in the White House Oval Office. The meeting came as the president is making his case for an immigration overhaul and for avoiding a big increase in student loan interest rates on July 1.

Obama's recent diplomatic push with China and his efforts to find international consensus on Syria were also expected to be on the agenda.

Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Neither the White House nor the leaders immediately commented after the meeting broke up.

Obama last met with the four leaders on March 1.