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September 30, 2013


Will Boehner Risk His Job to Avoid a Shutdown?

Rick Klein: "In three notable occasions as speaker - around the fiscal cliff debate, Sandy storm relief, and extending the Violence Against Women Act - Boehner has gone against a majority of his own conference and relied on Democrats to get something major done."

"Boehner survived each of those episodes for an important reason: Most of his colleagues realized, at least privately, that he was doing what was right for the greater good of the party. He didn't act too quickly, or before his GOP colleagues were largely ready for him to act."

"To that point, it's worth paying attention to efforts that have begun among rank-and-file Republicans to walk the party back from this brink."












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