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Congress: Questioning Boehner's style, leadership

The Washington Post: “Never — ever — is there a sense of real anger from the Ohio Republican. His leadership style does not involve rapping knuckles, breaking arms or even threatening to rap knuckles or break arms. He has sworn off intimidation and punishment, in a House that has rarely been run on anything else. As a result, Boehner has allowed rank-and-file Republicans more freedom to vote their will, with him or against him, than any speaker in modern times.”

More: “Some Republicans — including close allies — question whether Boehner’s approach has allowed the unruly House to turn into an ungovernable quagmire, believing the roots of his troubles lay in his approach. What made him popular is now sapping his strength, they say.”