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Blaming, shaming — but still no way out: Nobody’s giving an inch, leading to darkening fears about debt-limit deadline

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama laid the blame for the government’s partial shutdown at the feet of House Speaker John Boehner, escalating a government-shutdown confrontation that was leading headlong into a potentially more damaging clash over the nation’s borrowing authority.

Speaking at a construction company in Washington’s Maryland suburbs today, Obama cast Boehner as a captive of a small band of conservative Republicans who want to extract concessions in exchange for passing a short term spending bill that would restart the partially shuttered government.

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