December 06, 2012


Boehner Has Strong Backing of GOP Caucus

House Speaker John Boehner "appears he is enjoying the broadest support of his tumultuous two-year speakership from House Republicans," the New York Times reports.

"As Mr. Boehner digs in for a tense fiscal confrontation with President Obama, the strong embrace from a broad spectrum of the rank and file may empower him as he tries to strike a deal on spending cuts and tax increases that spares the country a recession, without costing Republicans too much in terms of political principle."

That said, the Washington Post reports a "growing chorus of Republicans is urging House leaders to abandon their staunch opposition to higher tax rates for the wealthy with the aim of clearing the way for a broad deal that would also rein in the cost of federal health and retirement programs."










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