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    But Republican aides said that after the fiscal cliff vote, in which Speaker John Boehner saw 151 Republicans break with him — including Cantor — in large part because it did not include spending cuts, attempting to push [the Sandy relief bill] forward was simply a bridge too far. Boehner could barely muster 85 Republicans for an extension of the Bush tax cuts because it didn't include spending cuts, and the idea of expanding spending for the north east was simply not something his conference was willing to accept.

    it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

    by Addison on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 10:50:13 PM PST

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