John Boehner resigning: The Pope accomplishes what both sides of the political divide could only dream of…for their own reasons.
Either overwhelmed by the words of Pope Francis standing before a joint session of Congress about a fundamental description of the human condition, or the fact that he was about to be ousted as Speaker by his own party members, John Boehner has decided to resign – by walking out on his own without being pushed out by his fellow republicans. Boehner has been under fire for a long time about trying to build coalitions to soften the sharpness of the GOP’s swing to the hard right but with so many staunch conservatives calling on him to shut down the government over funding planned parenthood, it appears Boehner had finally had enough.
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