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Boehner’s fight to survive

Speaker John A. Boehner’s rise to power was coupled with the rise of the insurgent Tea Party movement, whose members have been difficult to unite.

2010: The Republican Party recaptures the majority in the House, gaining 63 seats. Candidates influenced by the Tea Party movement take office. Boehner is poised to be elected speaker of the House.

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