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Boehner's 'Plan B' isn't the deal, but it may lead to one
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is unusually concise for a politician, but the statement he made in front of the TV cameras Wednesday afternoon was terse even by his standards. He spent less than a minute telling reporters that President Obama's latest deficit-reduction offer was neither "balanced" nor "serious."
By Jon Healey
December 19, 2012