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Boehner accuses Obama of threatening government shutdown over budget plan

The White House and congressional Republicans traded shots Thursday over the possibility of a government shutdown as each side began positioning itself for a budget showdown in the fall.

Funding for the government is secure for nearly four more months, a relatively long time, given the recent history of deadline-pressure budget deals, but House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) accused President Obama on Thursday of threatening a government shutdown by saying he will veto all of annual spending bills unless a broad budget plan is approved.

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