House Speaker John Boehner has represented Ohio's 8th Congressional District since 1990. His constituents have been paying close attention to his role in the debt-ceiling negotiations. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Van Jones (right) of the American Dream Movement, points skyward during a sing-along in front of the Capitol to urge lawmakers to come to a fair deal on the budget on Thursday. At the microphone is Joel Silberman, also with the American Dream Movement. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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