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November 6th, 2014
05:43 PM ET

Boehner to Obama: Caution, you could 'burn' yourself

Washington (CNN) - An emboldened House Speaker John Boehner, fresh off Tuesday's midterms when Republicans secured a bigger House majority and a GOP controlled Senate, warned President Barack Obama if he tried to go around Congress and take executive action on immigration he will get "burned."

"I've made clear to the President if he acts unilaterally on his own outside of his authority he will poison the well and there will be no chance for immigration reform moving forward in this Congress. It's as simple as that," Boehner said.

In his first news conference on Capitol Hill since House Republicans picked up at roughly a dozen seats in Tuesday's midterm elections, the Speaker flashed a combative tone.

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