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Republican Moves to Oust House Speaker John Boehner

Two-term U.S. Republican Congressman Mark Meadows celebrated his 56th birthday Tuesday by filing a resolution to unseat Republican House Speaker John Boehner. The resolution, called a motion to vacate the chair, is a little-used procedure last put into play more than 100 years ago. If it were to pass, viewed as unlikely, Boehner would immediately forfeit his job as speaker of the house for serious misuse of power. Meadows, who has had previous run-ins with the speaker, says the ploy...

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