Will Speakers Ever Again be Able to Stay on Their Own Terms?
from Roll Call
Speaker John A. Boehner's resignation continues, and possibly cements, a remarkable pattern in modern American politics. The most powerful position in Congress has also become one of the most unstable jobs in American government. After almost a century of orderly departures and orchestrated transitions, 5 of the 6 most recent speakers of the House have now been pushed from the Capitol by circumstances they could not control.
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