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Boehner slams door: No debt increase without spending cuts

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets
House Speaker John Boehner slapped aside President Obama's demand that Congress accept a massive increase in the debt ceiling, possibly as much as $1.25 trillion, without equal amounts of spending cuts. In a statement issued following the president's White House news conference, the speaker said, "The American people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government spending...