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First Word: Debt ceiling fight 2.0

Republican House Speaker John Boehner announced on Friday he plans to use the debt ceiling as leverage to force President Obama to cut spending.
House Speaker John Boehner  (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)
House Speaker John Boehner

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.

Check out the stories the staff has been reading this afternoon:

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