Boehner’s Immigration Cojones

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2013, file photo House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, and House Majority Leader Eric Canton of Va., right, leave after a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The ups and downs Boehner in 2013 dramatize the difficulties of managing a narrow Republican majority in the House. Some associates and observers say the low point of Boehner’s year was almost a year ago, Jan. 3, 2013, the first day of the 113th Congress. With the Ohio Republican’s family watching from the House gallery, a dozen defiant GOP lawmakers refused to back his bid to be re-elected speaker. The mini-rebellion fell short, but it delivered an embarrassing rebuke from conservatives. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)Surprise signs of immigration progress have been spotted on Capitol Hill, raising the prospect that John Boehner could yet shepherd reform through Congress without sacrificing his job.

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