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obama-plays-hardball-with-pet-project-boehnersFox News:

Buried on page 1321 of President Obama's new budget is a sign the White House is ready to play hardball with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).

Fox News has learned the president is trying to zero out funding for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program, a $60 million program which helps underprivileged children in Washington get vouchers for private schools and has been vehemently opposed by teachers' unions.

The program has been a pet project of Boehner, who even invited some of the kids who benefit to sit in his box at the State of the Union to highlight its effectiveness and undoubtedly make a political point. The program has also won support across the ideological spectrum from Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.).

Lieberman told Fox News he's "very disappointed" the president wants to zero out the program but is vowing to fight to keep it alive after more than 700 D.C. families showed up for an event last month to get applications for the next school year.

"I am committed to ensuring that this valuable program gets the support it needs and deserves," said Lieberman.



Obama doesn't like poor people!

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