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    Boehner Says GOP Will Vote For Debt Extension

    Facing a fresh deadline, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans would vote to extend the government’s ability to borrow money for six weeks — but still leave the government shutdown in place pending fresh negotiations with President Barack Obama and the Democrats. Obama has insisted the shutdown be ended …

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    Obama: It’s Time To Tackle The Debt Ceiling

    (AP) — President Barack Obama is hailing a last-minute deal that avoids the so-called fiscal cliff but says it’s just one step in a broader effort to boost the economy and shrink federal deficits. Obama said in his radio and Internet address Saturday that the new law – approved by Congress on New Year’s Day and signed Thursday – raises taxe …