2013-09-18cnbc.com

"House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) had hoped to keep the government open past Sept. 30 with relatively little fuss. But roughly 40 conservatives revolted. After a strategy session Tuesday, Boehner and his leadership team were being pushed into a more confrontational strategy that would fund the government into the new fiscal year only if Democrats agreed to undermine Obama's signature legislative achievement."

We'll repeat that again: The effort only would fund the government if the health-care law is defunded. NBC's Frank Thorp adds that if House Republicans agree on this strategy, they could vote on it as soon as Friday.


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