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Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, Ohio Republican, offers brief remarks to reporters outside of his office at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Friday, April 8, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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STANDSTILL: House Speaker John A. Boehner (left) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, after meeting with President Obama on Thursday, tell reporters that all sides are trying to reach an agreement to prevent a budget shutdown, but none appeared to waver. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, after meeting with House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid regarding the budget and the possible government shutdown. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner (right), Ohio Republican, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, speak to reporters after their meeting at the White House in Washington with President Obama regarding the budget and possible government shutdown, on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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BLUEPRINT: House Speaker John A. Boehner, flanked by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (left) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy talks with reporters after the 2012 budget outline. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Speaker of the House John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, talks Tuesday about the budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, who chairs the House Budget Committee. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Judson Phillips, of Tea Party Nation, has criticized Mr. Boehner in no uncertain terms. "He has not kept his word about cutting the budget. Under his leadership, it is just business as usual. We can no longer afford business as usual." (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner, accompanied by House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (right), talks about the budget on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington following his morning meeting with President Obama. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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**FILE** House Speaker John A. Boehner, who attended Catholic schools, has made resurrecting the federally funded D.C. school-voucher program a legislative priority. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner (right), Ohio Republican, and others look on as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, speaks during a news conference regarding the federal budget on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner (center) of Ohio is flanked by fellow Republicans House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia (left) and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California as he speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Mr. Boehner chided Democrats over the budget impasse. (Associated Press)

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Bagpipers play Thursday as President Obama leaves a St. Patrick's Day lunch with (from the left) House Speaker John A. Boehner, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and Rep. Peter T. King. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Bagpipers play Thursday as President Obama leaves a St. Patrick's Day lunch with (from the left) House Speaker John A. Boehner, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and Rep. Peter King. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, center, is flanked by Speaker of the House John Boehner, left, and Senate President Pro Tempore Daniel Inouye, right, as she prepares to address a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 9, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard shakes hands with Speaker of the House John Boehner, second from left, as Senate President Pro Tempore Daniel Inouye, left, watches, after addressing a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is flanked by Speaker of the House John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican (left) and Senate President Pro Tempore Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii Democrat, during her address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. She is slated to visit the United Nations in New York on Thursday. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, arrives Thursday for a news conference on Capitol Hill to respond to a statement made by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, had "no comment" when asked by reporters over the weekend if he would seek to get the Senate to restore funding for a defense contract in his congressional district that was cut in the House. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner, here surrounded by D.C. voting rights demonstrators, said Thursday, "When we say we're going to cut spending, read my lips: We're going to cut spending." (PRNEWSFOTO/DC Vote)