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    Boehner on Shutdown Deal: ‘We Just Didn’t Win’

    (AP) — Up against one last deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday avoiding a threatened national default and ending a 16-day partial government shutdown along the strict terms set by President Barack Obama when the twin crises began. “We fought the good fight. We just didn’t win,” conceded House Speaker John Boehner as law …

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    President Blames Boehner For Government Shutdown

    President Barack Obama laid the blame for the government’s partial shutdown at the feet of House Speaker John Boehner, escalating a government-shutdown confrontation that was leading headlong into a potentially more damaging clash over the nation’s borrowing authority. …

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    Ted Cruz, John Boehner Don’t Care If Government Shutdown Hurts You

    Earlier this morning, the usually well meaning Chris Matthews made an interesting observation about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), one of the key players in the now-official government shutdown. Matthews said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” “Ted Cruz is brilliant. I think President Obama may have met his match.” I immediately had to flip to something more m …