Boehner Rejects Obama’s Olive Branch

    WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 08:  U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) responds to U.S. President Barack Obama's comments at the U.S. Capitol October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government shutdown is entering its eighth day as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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    Back to square one. Great. House Speaker John Boehner rejected President Obama’s offer to make a temporary deal to keep the government open and extend the debt ceiling in exchange for long-term talks. “What the president said today was, if there’s unconditional surrender by Republicans, he’ll sit down and talk to us,” Boehner said. Boehner’s endgame remains up in the air, although Politico reports that he has gained some more respect from his own party, who have tried in the past to wrestle him from power. So one point for Boehner, zero points for the American people? Meanwhile, the debt-limit truthers were out in full force on Tuesday, attempting to debunk Obama’s claim of “chaos” if the U.S. defaults.

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