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    It looks like the National Republican Congressional Committee just attacked House Speaker John Boehner in radio ads across the country.

    The NRCC is launching radio ads attacking Members of Congress for protecting “Congress’ taxpayer funded healthcare” and ensuring “members of Congress receive special subsidies to pay for their healthcare.”  [Politico, 10/1/13]

    However, according to a Politico report, “behind-the-scenes, Boehner and his aides worked for months […] to save these very same, long-standing subsidies, according to documents and e-mails provided to POLITICO. […] Boehner wondered aloud at one point whether he and the Nevada Democrat could quietly slip some language into a bill to end the problem without it receiving any public attention.” [Politico, 10/1/13]

    Hopefully the apology from NRCC Chairman Walden to Speaker Boehner isn’t too awkward.

    And this point will get picked up in some of the coverage on the issue.

    Nancy Pelosi: "We have a Democratic president -- Thank God!"

    by Newsie8200 on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 06:59:16 AM PDT

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