House Speaker John Boehner

Robert Costa talked about his recent National Review piece, “Boehner the Survivor,” on House Speaker John Boehner’s… read more

Robert Costa talked about his recent National Review piece, “Boehner the Survivor,” on House Speaker John Boehner’s tenure and legacy. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mr. Costa discussed extensively the speaker’s leadership during “fiscal cliff” negotiations and the difficulty of managing the tea party members of the Republican Party, and the previous week’s House leadership election. Other topics included 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee and Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI).

“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*

This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting recent magazine articles. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Jan 9, 2013

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  • Jan 09, 2013 | 9:15am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jan 09, 2013 | 9:18am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 09, 2013 | 8:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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