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GOP Ties ObamaCare to Funding Proposal

Calls for a last-minute compromise continue to reverberate in Washington as the U.S. inches closer to the end of its fiscal year on September 30, and the threat of a government shutdown looms overhead.On Wednesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the chamber would move forward with a continuing resolution proposal – but with one major sticking point for Democrats over in the Senate: The House will  tie its deal to a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's signature piece of legislation.A vote on the CR in the House could come as early as Friday, before the body adjourns for a week-long recess.In closed-door remarks on the Hill on Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner said he anticipates passage of the resolution in his Republican-controlled body, according to a source familiar with remarks in the room. However, Boehner said the real fight is in the Senate, where the CR likely faces an imminent death."On every major issue we've faced for the past two and a half years...

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