Boehner Rolls Dice With Stopgap Proposal, Defends Tea Party Budget Demands

House Speaker John Boehner, claiming “no daylight between the Tea Party and me,” says he continues to fight for the largest possible cuts as budget talks come down to the buzzer and a government shutdown looms.

Meanwhile, an aide to the speaker said no deal had been struck following all-night negotiations Thursday on Capitol Hill.

The deadline to pass some semblance of a spending bill is Friday at midnight, and lawmakers are once again working on two tracks to extend the clock. While congressional leaders try to hammer out a budget deal for the rest of the year, House Republicans plan to move forward on a stopgap proposal to keep the government running for one more week, buying time for more negotiations.

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