He threatened to bomb the banks with a grenade. What the cashiers didn’t know was that the “grenade” in his hand was an avocado, painted black.
House Speaker John Boehner is reported to have told fellow Republicans that he won’t allow the federal government to default. He said he will see to it that the debt ceiling is raised, even if it means passing a bill with the support of Democrats and a minority of Republicans. Here’s what Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel told the Washington Post: