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Boehner Spox: Clean Debt-Limit Increase Can't Pass The Senate

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"A ‘clean’ debt limit increase can’t pass the Senate, let alone the House," Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said in a statement. "It’s time for some Washington Democrat to step up, act like an adult, and start talking about how we reopen the government, provide fairness for the American people under ObamaCare, and deal with the drivers of our debt and deficits.”