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John Boehner to House GOP: ‘Get Your Ass In Line’

Top Republicans and Democrats worked behind the scenes on Wednesday on a compromise to avert a crippling U.S. default. But, believe it or not, there could be a solution this week. It all hinges on whether House Speaker John Boehner can convince enough members of his own party to vote for his bill Thursday, as CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes reports.

In two separate closed door meetings, Speaker Boehner told Tea Party Republicans it was time to close ranks around his bill to raise the debt limit even though it doesn’t cut spending as much as they’d like.

Boehner lashed out at the conservatives, telling them to, “Get your ass in line. I can’t do this job unless you are behind me.”
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