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28 Republicans may now face the tea-party music after debt-limit vote
28 Republicans may now face the tea-party music after debt-limit vote

Right-wing and tea-party groups already have House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) on their enemies list, thanks to his stance on last year's bipartisan budget agreement. One can only wonder what will happen to the rest of the House GOP leadership now that many of them have voted in favor of a -- gasp -- debt-limit increase with no strings attached. The vote Tuesday was 221 to 201, with 28 Republicans joining 193 Democrats in the yes column. Only two Democrats voted no, alongside 199 Republicans. Even some tea-party affiliated Republicans had endorsed the idea of a "clean" debt-limit bill on the assumption that it would pass mainly with Democratic votes. That way, they...

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