By Andrew Taylor
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Facing a fresh deadline, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans would vote to extend the government’s ability to borrow money for six weeks — but only if President Barack Obama first agrees to fresh negotiations on spending cuts. Under the Republican plan, the partial government shutdown would continue.
Obama has insisted the debt ceiling must be raised — heading off the possibility of an unprecedented national default — and the shutdown ended, with no conditions.
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