Will Boehner’s Speakership Survive Until Plan C?Submitted by Bob-45 on Fri, 12/21/2012 - 09:49
Maybe it IS the "dawning of a new 'Golden Age'!
Posted by Ezra Klein | Washington Post
Has there been a House speaker in modern American history with less control over his members than John Boehner?
Over the past three days, Boehner has focused all attention on “Plan B”: an effort to strengthen his hand in negotiations with President Obama by passing backup legislation that would extend the Bush tax cuts for all income under $1 million.
Tonight, Boehner lost that vote. In a dramatic turn of events on the House floor, he pulled the legislation. In a statement released moments ago, he said, “The House did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass.” Boehner lost.
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