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No sign of a deal: Rein in tea party, Obama urges, but Boehner won’t drop health care protest

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama decided to stay home from economic summits in Asia as Democrats stepped up pressure on congressional Republicans to rein in their tea party faction and reopen the government with no strings attached.

House Republicans said that with Congress and the president in town this weekend, now is the perfect time to start negotiating a plan to reopen the government.

“All I’m asking for is let’s sit down, like the American people would expect us, and…

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