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In a remarkable moment of political clarity, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) escalated his feud with outside conservative advocacy groups that have repeatedly undermined his leadership team's agenda for three years.

"Frankly, I just think they've lost all credibility," Boehner told reporters Thursday at his weekly press briefing.

After years of enduring broadsides from groups such as Heritage Action, Boehner's last straw came this week when the collection of Washington-based groups attacked the bipartisan budget deal that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) negotiated, with several announcing they opposed it before Ryan and his Senate counterpart, Patty Murray (D-Wash.), unveiled it Monday night.