09/10/2011 11:40 am ET | Updated Nov 10, 2011

Sen. Mark Kirk: Obama, Boehner Need 'Some Quality Alone Time'

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) urged President Obama to spend "some quality alone time" with House Speaker John Boehner as Congress takes up job creation proposals from Obama and other lawmakers.

A closer relationship between the two could be crucial during upcoming deliberations, Kirk told me when we talked Friday morning.

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