OK, so we spoiled Mark Knoller’s pop quiz with our headline, but you weren’t going to guess “magic,” were you?

Aides for Rep. John Boehner described this afternoon’s meeting with the president as “frank.” Still, many were hoping for magic.

Any progress, then? The most we have to go on from reporters waiting outside is that the meeting lasted less than an hour, but the lines of communication are open.

Um, which means?

Aides for both Boehner and the president aren’t releasing any more details, and the president was rather tight-lipped as he headed past reporters into the meeting.