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The rise, fall and rise of John Boehner

Tweet Just before Thanksgiving 1998, John A. Boehner hit bottom. The Ohio congressman, once a comer in the Republican Party, was unceremoniously removed from his post in the House leadership. Boehner’s colleagues had a win-at-all-costs mind-set; he saw no point in antagonizing the Democratic minority just because he had the power to do so. That night, Boehner commiserated with his closest friends at Sam and Harry’s steakhouse in down ... Jump to full article >>