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September 29, 2013


A Pivotal Moment for Speaker Boehner

Politico: "Unless there is a last-minute deal, the U.S. government will shut down Monday at midnight, immediately furloughing hundreds of thousands of federal workers. The vast majority of public and private polling shows that Boehner's House Republicans will get blamed for the stalemate. Boehner and his top aides know it -- after all, it was the speaker who privately warned his leadership team that this shutdown could cost him his majority."

"It's a pivotal moment for Boehner, perhaps the biggest crisis of his speakership, and he's heading into it with a weak hand. The best Boehner can hope for is a draw. At worst, he could be endangering his troubled 17-seat majority as well as his own hold on the speaker's gavel."














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