Politics & Government

July 8, 2011 2:52 PM

Pressure is on Obama, Boehner over a debt deal

The grand bargain to reduce the federal debt largely depends on whether President Barack Obama or House Speaker John Boehner blinks first. Both have a history of compromise, and they've been bonding lately on the golf course and in private White House talks. But their conciliatory natures are about to face a severe test.

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