Politics & Government

November 3, 2010

John Boehner will face a sea of challenges as House speaker

To hear House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner tell it, many of America's economic ills were cured the moment that Republicans won control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday night. But the Republican coalition in the new House will be a combustible mix of establishment GOP lawmakers and no-retreat-no-surrender ideological purists, and leading them in the majority won't be easy.

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