Boehner steadies GOP team, reframes deficit debate

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Posted: Sunday, February 3, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 5:17 pm, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner has shored up his political clout after a shaky month, persuading his Republican caucus to pick its fights with Democrats more strategically.

His impressive rebound, aided by face-the-facts confrontations with colleagues, helped the government avoid a potential default on its financial obligations - for three months, at least.

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