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Speaker of the House: The Plum Job No Sane Politician Wants

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 13/10/2015 Lincoln Mitchell
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John Boehner's decision to step down as Speaker of the House has set off a fierce battle that underscores the systemic problems facing today's Republican Party. The same dynamic that eventually led Mr. Boehner to leave the position amidst a great deal of frustration has, at least in part, contributed to Kevin McCarthy's decision to drop out of the race to succeed Mr. Boehner, as well as Paul Ryan's decision, at least for now, to eschew the formerly desirable post.

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