John Boehner's departure may not get House conservatives closer to victory
WASHINGTON — House Republican insurgents claimed a major victory last week when Speaker John Boehner announced he would step down, but they return to Washington Monday no closer to achieving their real goal of forcing a showdown with the president over federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
Boehner announced his resignation Friday — effective Oct. 30 — saying he wanted to spare his colleagues a difficult vote on his speakership. A group of about two dozen House conservatives, aggravated about their inability to force a direct showdown with President Obama on government funding of Planned... read more
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