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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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