Can Boehner Whip the Votes?

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President Obama, Harry Reid and John Boehner have reached a budget deal to avert a government shutdown before the election — but the Speaker apparently still needs time to strong-arm enough of his members into voting for it to pass the House. To give him time to do that, a vote on the deal has been put off until September.

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David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.
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