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Cliff chaos: Boehner pulls GOP bill (Video)

Cliff chaos: Boehner pulls GOP bill (Video)

12/20/12 12:04 PM EST Updated: 12/20/12 9:46 PM EST

The House Republican Conference turned its back on Speaker John Boehner Thursday, forcing GOP leadership to abandon its plan to extend Bush-era tax breaks for income under $1 million.

After a full day of heavy arm-twisting, House Republican leaders were unable to cobble together enough support from 217 of their 241 members for Boehner’s (R-Ohio) “Plan B” proposal, even after Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) assured its passage. Democrats vowed not to support the measure.

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And the ball goes to

//and it vaults Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to the forefront of the tax-and-spending debate.//

Gee, Jesse Benton's new boss is going to replace Boehner.. how great for us.

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The session today was like watching the theater of the absurd.

Humiliated Boehner Pulls Out of Plan B (A little play on words using the Speaker's alternative pronunciation.

Plan 'C' Anyone? Boehner Humiliated As "Plan B" Lacks Enough Votes To Pass

Somebody tell Boehner kabuki foundation makeup is white,

not orange.