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House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner claims voter ‘mandate’ to repeal healthcare bill

Hours after becoming the Speaker-in-waiting of the House of Representatives, Ohio Republican John Boehner says he has a voter “mandate” to repeal Democrats’ healthcare bill, which he dubbed a “monstrosity.” “I think that it’s a mandate for Washington to reduce the size of government and continue our fight for smaller,…

If you can’t do it for the country, do it for yourselves

Ezra lays out the political realities for the Democrats to consider if they fuck up this health care bill: Centrist Democrats know what happened last time a popular young president failed in a massive push to reform the health-care system and lost his high public approval in the process. A…