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GOP isn’t ready to give in yet

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WASHINGTON — House Republicans will not simply pass a temporary spending bill from the Democratic Senate after it is shorn clean of a tea party plan to “defund Obamacare,” House Speaker John Boehner said today.

“I don’t see that happening,” Boehner told reporters. He added that “I have no interest in a government shutdown” and still doesn’t expect one to occur on Tuesday, even though the House move appears to raise the risk of one.

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