Politics & Government

April 9, 2011 6:09 PM

Budget deal raises Boehner's stature — at least for now

John Boehner emerged from the down-to-the-wire budget battle with a fresh reputation as a House speaker able to unify a feisty band of Republicans and emerge with a spending cut deal. But stature in Washington can be fleeting. Boehner faces criticism as too beholden to conservative tea party backers — and for not going even further in cutting the budget.

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