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Boehner likes his job…most days

We all have bad days at work. John Boehner, too. For the House speaker, “Friday wasn’t all that fun,” he says, though “most days” he likes his job. The Ohio Republican and his leadership team in the GOP-controlled House had a stunning defeat when a three-week spending bill for the Homeland Security Department went down, thanks to a group of angry conservatives. The rejection came just hours before a threatened agency shutdown. A compromise — with support from Democrats — is keeping the department open for one more week. Boehner tells CBS’ “Face the Nation” that Friday “was just messy
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Boehner admits Homeland Security shutdown possible

House Speaker John Boehner is raising the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security may shut down at month’s end because of a budget impasse, and he’s blaming Senate Democrats if that happens. Democrats responded by saying responsibility would fall on the Ohio Republican and the country would suffer from the needless closing of a vital part of government. The department is caught up in a fight over President Barack Obama’s immigration actions, with Feb. 27 as the date when the $40 billion budget would shut off. A House-passed bill would cover the department through Sept. 30, the end of
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