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Boehner Beset by Obamacare Foes in Race to Avoid Shutdown

John Boehner helped start the clock running on a government shutdown. It’s up to him to stop it.

The U.S. House speaker’s choice -- between keeping the government running and continuing to fight the nation’s three-year-old health-care law -- has implications for the 2014 congressional elections and, potentially, his future.