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A serious rift that has been called a “civil war” in House GOP ranks threatens to challenge House Speaker John Boehner’s leadership as Congress grapples with Obamacare and a new spending bill.

The Capitol’s respected The Hill newspaper reported Sunday that “Republican lawmakers are growing increasingly frustrated with what they say is a lack of communication from their leaders.”

The paper says both “centrist and conservative members” believe that “Boehner and his lieutenants” could have laid out a better strategy in dealing with the implementation of Obamacare and calls for its defunding.

Now the House faces a dilemma: either shut down the government over Obamacare or continue its funding in full.