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Boehner's jam: Caucus loves but won't follow him

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  • House Republicans refuse to let their supposed leader, Speaker John Boehner, steer them toward big policy decisions, leaving him to endure repeated public embarrassments. Yet they rally around Boehner as much as ever, affirming his hold on the speakership Wednesday even as they choked down a Democratic-crafted bill.

      House Republicans refuse to let their supposed leader, Speaker John Boehner, steer them toward big policy decisions, leaving him to endure repeated public embarrassments. Yet they rally around Boehner as much as ever, affirming his hold on the speakership Wednesday even as they choked down a Democratic-crafted bill.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

Congress' debt-and-spending breakthrough crystallized a political contradiction. house republicans refuse to let their supposed leader, speaker john boehner, steer them toward big policy decisions, leaving him to endure repeated public embarrassments. yet they rally around boehner as much as ever, affirming his hold on the speakership even as they choked down a democratic-crafted bill.

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