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Thursday, December 12, 2013

House GOP conservatives help propel budget bill

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio vehemently rebukes conservative groups who oppose the pending bipartisan budget compromise struck by House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., during a news conference Thursday. Boehner said the GOP leadership has had enough tea party-driven intransigence in Congress and he doesn't care what tea party organizations think.