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Boehner Scrambles on Debt Vote

Does he have the votes? After days of arm twisting by Speaker John Boehner, the GOP leadership has postponed a final vote on his debt-ceiling plan. It’s not clear yet when the vote will be rescheduled, though Republican staffers still expect it to come Thursday night. Even if it wins passage, which is not yet assured, the Senate has promised to doom the bill, which would cut the deficit by $917 billion over 10 years while raising the debt ceiling for 10 months. "No Democrat will vote for a short-term Band-Aid that would put our economy at risk and put the nation back in this untenable situation a few short months from now,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, said earlier.