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Boehner has Obama's attention

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The president, speaking in Cleveland today, took several verbal swipes at House Minority Leader John Boehner, mentioning the Ohio congressman by name at least three times.

“There were no new policies from Mr. Boehner,” Obama said. “There were no new ideas.”

The president in recent days has taken a much more aggressive approach to defending his administration against critics, including Mr. Boehner.

The Ohio congressman is in line to become speaker if the Republicans retake the House in November.

A smiling Mr. Boehner, in an earlier appearance Wednesday on Good Morning America, was more conciliatory than the president, saying he was “open” to the administration’s new tax cut proposals.

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David Eldridge

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David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website. He came to The Times from the Telegraph in North Platte, Neb., where he served as executive ...

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