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February 26, 2013


Boehner's Big Bet

If the "let-the-cuts-happen" approach on the sequester seems risky, Politico notes the alternative for Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is worse.

"Jump-start negotiations with Obama, and he would be slammed for engaging in out-of-sight, secret talks with a president his party doesn't trust. Raise taxes, and Boehner's courting trouble in his conference and endangering his speakership. Both are simply nonstarters."

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told Fox News that Boehner would lose his speakership if he agreed to a deal with the president that included new tax revenues.












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