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October 16, 2013


Now What for Boehner?

The Fix: "The only role Boehner has to play now is to decide whether or not to put a deal cut by the Senate -- assuming there is one -- on the House floor, given the likelihood that a number of his fellow Republicans will oppose it. Combine the high political and economic stakes with Boehner's repeated insistence that he will not let the country slide into default by missing the deadline to raise the debt ceiling and it's hard to imagine he wouldn't allow a compromise deal that had passed the Senate to be voted on in the House."

"The longer term prognosis for Boehner is far fuzzier -- and in conversations with a handful of longtime Republican hands in the wake of Tuesday's flop, almost no one predicted that things would end well for the Speaker."














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