John Boehner

Boehner arrives with his security detail at the U.S. Capitol in Washington...U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (L) arrives with his security detail at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 16, 2013. The U.S. Senate prepared for a last ditch effort Wednesday to avoid a historic lapse in the government's borrowing authority, a breach that President Barack Obama has said could lead to default and deliver a damaging blow to the global economy.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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US House Speaker John Boehner arrives at Capitol Hill in Washington. The US Senate prepared for a last ditch effort on Wednesday to avoid a historic lapse in the government’s borrowing authority, a breach that President Barack Obama has said could lead to default and deliver a damaging blow to the global economy. Read more