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Longshot bid for Boehner's ouster filed by fellow Republican

WASHINGTON A U.S. House Republican filed a procedural move Tuesday that could set off a longshot maneuver to topple Speaker John Boehner from his post if a committee controlled by the speaker allows it to advance. North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows's procedural move to declare Boehner's office vacant, while almost certain to fail, again demonstrates the frustration with Boehner among conservative Republicans. They have made previous challenges to his leadership. The measure filed by Meadows would need the Rules Committee's approval to move forward, said a House leadership aide who sought anonymity to discuss the matter. The aide said Meadows could have used a different...

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