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October 11, 2013 4:49 PM

Shutdown is damaging U.S. reputation abroad

House Speaker John Boehner will never admit it, but he knows there’s a strong chance he’ll lose his speakership if he gives in to President Barack Obama. So Boehner is prolonging a bruising political deadlock — and severely damaging the nation’s image abroad — just to save his own skin.

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