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White House: Obama Will Never Negotiate On The Debt Limit Again

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"It will always be, as long as he's president, President Obama's position that that responsibility is not negotiable. That there's not a game of trading for political priorities or agenda items that Republicans have not been able to achieve through legislation or the ballot box."

Carney said the White House supports efforts in the Senate to pass a "clean" debt limit hike.

Speaker John Boehner's deputy chief of staff, David Schnittger, quickly retorted that Obama negotiated on the borrowing limit in 2011.