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Friday, December 13, 2013

GOP struggle widens as Boehner rebukes hard right

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., Thursday, saying the GOP leadership has had enough tea party-driven intransigence in Congress and he doesn't care what they think.