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Obama and Boehner still miles apart, even while in L.A.
Obama and Boehner still miles apart, even while in L.A.

It is no secret that President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) have had a rocky relationship. There was the early, awkward attempt at bonding on the golf course; then one waited for the other's return call that never came; and now there is as little interaction as is required. So the prospect of the two men leaving Washington this week for a breezy fundraising jaunt to California may have raised hopes of a reconciliation. Any such hopes were dashed quickly. There would be no back-channel summit in the Golden State. The closest the two men got was on Thursday, as they attended tony, if separate, fundraisers on the Westside. Obama's motorcade pulled into...

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