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Boehner Calls for ‘Large Ball’ Talks With Obama on U.S. Debt

House Speaker John Boehner said “it’s time” he and President Barack Obama get personally involved in efforts to cut a debt reduction deal, voicing concern that bipartisan talks led by Vice President Joe Biden are proceeding too slowly.

Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said he’s worried the Biden-led discussions will go down to the wire, putting Congress up against an Aug. 2 deadline the Treasury Department has given for raising the legal debt limit to stave off an unprecedented government default.