Boehner rules out debt limit hike without Obama concessions; Lew warns of 'playing with fire'

  • Article by: DONNA CASSATA , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 6, 2013 - 4:32 PM

WASHINGTON — The United States moved closer to the possibility of the first-ever default on the government's debt Sunday as Speaker John Boehner adamantly ruled out a House vote on a straightforward bill to boost the borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama.

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