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January 03, 2013


Failed Coup Shows Divisions in House GOP

A group of dissident Republicans failed to push Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) to a second ballot in his election as Speaker and potentially replace him as leader of the House, The Hill reports.

"Twelve House Republicans broke from Boehner in a tense public roll-call vote, either by voting for someone else or deliberately not voting at all -- five short of what would have been needed to force a second ballot."












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