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As US shutdown deadline nears, all eyes on Boehner

Mr Boehner wants to prevent Republicans from being blamed, as they were two years ago, and also is seeking to avoid a fight in the party that could threaten his speakership.


HOUSE Republican leaders haven't proposed a way to avoid another US government shutdown as Speaker John Boehner tries to resolve an intraparty fight over funding for Planned Parenthood.

Representative Hal Rogers, chairman of the Appropriations Committee, said on