Why John Boehner's Slap on the Wrist Could Have Been Harder
They kept the House in suspense for the better part of an hour. They won a sort of record-books victory, denying Speaker of the House John Boehner 25 votes, shrinking his total to 216. That was two fewer than a bare majority of a full House. Sure, Boehner didn't need 218 votes, because some members were absent.
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