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October 17, 2013


Boehner Did Manage to Keep His Job

Paul Kane: "House Speaker John A. Boehner lost the shutdown showdown in ignominious fashion, winning not a single concession of any value from Democrats and exposing his majority as powerless to advance conservative causes. The one thing the Ohio Republican did seem to manage to do was hold onto his job. The always embattled speaker let his recalcitrant conservatives effectively run the show for the past month, and even as they lost badly, he won grudging respect from some who sought to take his gavel away earlier this year."

First Read: "Strikingly, House Republicans told us that the shutdown debate only strengthened House Speaker John Boehner's hand with his GOP conference."












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