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December 16, 2012


Boehner Offers to Lift Debt Limit for One Year

House Speaker John Boehner "has offered to push any fight over the federal debt limit off for a year, a concession that would deprive Republicans of leverage in the budget battle but is breathing new life into stalled talks over the year-end fiscal cliff," the Washington Post reports.

"Boehner's offer signals that he expects a big deal with sufficient savings to meet his demand that any debt limit increase be paired dollar-for-dollar with spending cuts. That would permit him to keep a key vow to his party -- and head off a potentially nasty debt-limit fight -- at least until the end of next year."












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