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  2. Is John Boehner happy with outside conservative groups interfering with  the House GOP agenda?

    Um, no.

    How John Boehner learned to stop worrying and hate the Tea Party

     

  3. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) led his party into a fight it could not win, and then, with the GOP’s poll numbers imploding, cut a last-minute deal that won Republicans none of what they wanted.

    His reward for presiding over the mess? He may get to keep his job after all.

     

  4. Take a look at this week’s cover.

     

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  6. Peter Weber on John Boehner’s ‘Grand Bargain’ gambit:

    Much of Washington loves the idea of the grand bargain. Obama wants one. Boehner wants one. But it’s not going to happen, at least not this way. It’s like the recurring joke in the Peanuts comics, where Lucy swears she’s going to let Charlie Brown kick the football this time, and he always falls for it.

    Don’t fall for the grand bargain football, Charlie Brown

     

  7. George W. Bush understands the entire point of the internet is cat photos.

    The Republicans of Instagram

     

    • "Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science."
      As Obama called for the country to respond to the threat of climate change, he issued a stark reminder that many Republicans seem to reject basic scientific findings.
       
    • "Enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war."
      Obama rose to national prominence by opposing wars started by George W. Bush, and he rarely misses a chance to remind Americans that Republican foreign policy led to open-ended wars with no exit strategy.

    5 unmistakable shots at Republicans in Obama’s inaugural address

    (Source: theweek.com)

     

  8. Worst Congress ever?

    The debt ceiling showdown has revealed Washington’s deepening divisions and aversion to compromise of any sort

     

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  10. Everything you need to know about new Speaker of the House John Boehner, from his upbringing to his policy and leadership, and of course, his tan.

    "He has played as many as 100 rounds of golf in a single year while gaining a reputation as a man with a taste for Camel cigarettes, steak, fine wine, and cocktail parties."

    Photo credit: CC BY House GOP leader