The Brink: Boehner’s History of Last-Minute Deals

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Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News Washington correspondent Phil Mattingly examines House Speaker John Boehner’s leadership during the government shutdown and reviews the gridlock on Capitol Hill during the past three years. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.”

The house's top republican reached a new low yesterday.

His members ailed to secure a new -- in a support for their own proposal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.

What is the speaker's future after this?

Bloomberg's manning lee is in washington with more -- for john boehner, yesterday's collapse really marks the latest twist in years of brinkmanship, near burr -- near grand bargain, an 11 hour deals that is that has set the country on a new fiscal plat -- path but have built to placate members of the zone conference.

As boehner says, his leadership style is a departure from past gavel holders, his own members dictate the direction of the policy.

There are a lot of opinions about what direction to go.

There have been no decisions about what exactly we will do.

Now, betty, those differing opinions once again undercut boehner.

Yesterday, behind closed doors, according to people in the room, he acknowledged that his proposal was not enough to satisfy his conference, but he said according to these people, it is better to throw the grenade and have to catch one.

It failed to work.

Some of us might not recall all the fights that boehner has been in over the past three years and how his members think they have one with him as the leader.

It started just three months after he took the gavel in 2011 where lawmakers narrowly avoided a government shutdown and a shave $38 billion off the federal spending.

It would move to the summer where they engage in negotiation that nearly ended and i grand bargain.

Failed, though a final deal included spending cuts with more than 2.4 trillion dollars, including the sequestration we are still dealing with.

That you had a fiscal cliff in january.

The plan b failure, very similar to what happened yesterday.

It put off about 600 billion dollars in tax increases and spending cuts.

Members not totally convinced that they are winning.

Obviously the conservative when always problematic.

They are always on a different path, betty.

Phil, thank you so much feared phil mattingly in washington.

Let's get back on earnings and

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