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The American system of government requires compromise. And the tea party is making the GOP incapable of compromising.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Oct 14, 2013
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An anonymous Republican congressman says Boehner won't allow default, even if that means relying on Democratic votes.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 3, 2013
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'What we’re seeing is the collapse of institutional Republican power," says the National Review's Robert Costa.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 1, 2013
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He's the guy in charge of the worst-performing part of one of the worst-performing Congresses in history

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 20, 2013
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Ted Cruz is threatening to shut down the government. John Boehner is threatening to cause a global financial crisis.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 20, 2013
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If he does, he should pass immigration first.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 5, 2013
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This is not a safe way to govern the country.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 14, 2013
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There was a time when John Boehner was a revolutionary. But now he and his revolutionary colleagues are the establishment.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jul 15, 2013
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Will John Boehner break the Hastert rule and bring an immigration reform bill to the floor even if a majority of House Republicans oppose it? Maybe!

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jun 18, 2013
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We probably won't have a major budget showdown until September at the earliest.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 8, 2013
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"Listen," House Speaker John Boehner said. "It was never a rule to begin with."

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Apr 12, 2013
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Is House Speaker John Boehner a liberal plant?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Apr 5, 2013
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As some Republicans see it, they've broken the White House's hardline position on taxes and the debt ceiling. These fiscal cliff negotiations are going better than they possibly could have imagined.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 31, 2012
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Some smart analysts think so. But I doubt it.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 21, 2012
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Plan A failed. Plan B was a humiliation. Plan C, for Boehner, is clearly to pass a compromise with Democratic votes. But will Boehner's speakership last that long?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 21, 2012
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John Boehner wouldn't just lower taxes on estates and capital gains income. He'd raise them on poor families considerably.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 19, 2012
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Obama and Boehner have exchanged five offers since fiscal cliff talks started. Here they all are, in one easy chart.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 19, 2012
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This is a more centrist proposal than anything Boehner has offered in public before now. But it's similar to what he offered in his talks with Obama, and to what Bowles offered Republicans during the supercommittee. Which is understandable. Those deals must be looking pretty good to Boehner about now. But they're not available.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 3, 2012
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Boehner is offering $800 billion in tax revenues. That's what he offered a year ago. But because of how the budget works, matching his offer from a year ago would mean putting $950 billion in the table.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 3, 2012
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The Washington consensus on tax reform is that it'll solve all our problems: It slices, it dices, it cleans up after itself. But that’s not the economic profession’s consensus. If income tax reform solves any problem, it's a political one, not an economic one.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 16, 2012
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