The right-wing zealots in House Speaker John Boehner’s Republican caucus stuffed a big lump of coal into his Christmas stocking last night, thereby placing him in the embarrassing position of needing Democratic votes to get anything done about the fiscal cliff on his watch.


Ezra Klein EXPLAINS:


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 ...

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The right-wing zealots in House Speaker John Boehner’s Republican caucus stuffed a big lump of coal into his Christmas stocking last night, thereby placing him in the embarrassing position of needing Democratic votes to get anything done about the fiscal cliff on his watch.

Ezra Klein EXPLAINS:

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 ...

Read more