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Boehner announces resignation

Big news from Washington, D.C. today, as House Speaker John Boehner announces he’ll both step down as speaker and resign from Congress at the end of October. A Boehner aide told NBC News that the speaker "believes putting members through prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution. He is proud of what this majority has accomplished, and his speakership, but for the good of the Republican Conference and the institution, he will resign the speakership and his seat in Congress, effective October 30.” Boehner met with five members of the House Freedom Caucus, a conservative group, including Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador on Thursday afternoon, according to Politico, as the dissidents pushed for a government shutdown over defunding Planned Parenthood/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here. And: Politico report.

Question: What do you make of Congressman Raul Labrador's role in this political overthrow?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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