First Word: Debt ceiling fight 2.0

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House Speaker John Boehner
House Speaker John Boehner
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Republican House Speaker John Boehner announced on Friday he plans to use the debt ceiling as leverage to force President Obama to cut spending. We’ll have more details in our special Friday edition of The Last Word, guest hosted by Ezra Klein.

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First Word: Debt ceiling fight 2.0

Updated