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  • A Texas Department of Safety Trooper patrols on the Rio Grand along the U.S.-Mexico border, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Mission, Texas. Texas is spending $1.3 million a week for a bigger DPS presence along the border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)

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  • Speaker of the House John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said he can't envision a U.S. response to the border crisis that doesn't involving speeding up the process of returning unaccompanied Central American children home. (Associated Press)

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  • President Barack Obama speaks at 1776, a hub for tech startups, Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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  • House Speaker John Boehner's tweet in support of the U.S. soccer team.

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  • FILE - In this Wednesday, June 25, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at the League of Conservation Voters Capitol Dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington. The Supreme Court on Thursday, June 26, 2014, struck a blow to President Barack Obama's ability to get around political gridlock in Washington by limiting his power to make recess appointments without congressional approval. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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  • ** FILE ** This May 7, 2014, file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio talks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 19, 2014. Boehner and congressional leaders met with President Barack Obama yesterday about the ongoing crisis in Iraq. The speaker charged that terrorism and the unrest in the Middle East had worsened during Obama's term. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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  • ** FILE ** This May 7, 2014, file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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  • FILE - In this May 21, 2013, file photo, Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., speaks to the reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Republicans hoping to ride Benghazi to a November sweep of midterm elections have entrusted a seven-member team, including Roby, with "getting to the truth," in the words of House Speaker John Boehner, on whether the Obama administration misled Americans about the deadly attack.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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  • Speaker of the House John Boehner is asked about the special select committee he has formed to investigate the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, raising the stakes in a political battle with the Obama administration as the midterm election season heats up, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 8, 2014. The National Republican Congressional Committee has issued a fundraising pitch on its website asking people to become a "Benghazi Watchdog" by donating money to GOP election efforts. Boehner has said that the examination would be "all about getting to the truth" of the Obama administration's response to the attack and would not be a partisan, election-year circus. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Boehner on Benghazi investigation: 'I don't want a sideshow'

    The din over the Republican investigation of the Benghazi terrorist attacks will only grow louder as incensed Democrats and their pundit pals complain that the probe is a political publicity stunt. House Speaker John Boehner, intent on reinforcing his role as a Republican leader, is calling everyone to order, however.

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