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Rich Galen

Monday September 28, 2015


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  • I know you're expecting a column on the stunning news that John Boehner (R-Oh) announced he would be resigning as Speaker, and retiring as a Member, of the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • That will come your way tomorrow.

  • Meanwhile �

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