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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:46 PM

2. I found two things that were interesting from that article...

First, According to Rep. Peter King, Boehner and Cantor are not on speaking terms. I believe that even though Cantor has played the role of ''loyal lieutenant", he wants the Speakership - badly. And Conservatives are NOT happy with Boehner over this debt deal. They have gotten extreme in their opposition, and they might want someone like Cantor to represent them for the next 2 years at the start of President Obama's 2nd term.

Secondly, this quote: Pelosi could conceivably win the speakership, but only if Republicans cross over to vote for her or if enough Republicans actually abstain from voting.

How does that happen? It is my understanding that if you need a majority of the entire house, in addition to the 200 Democrats, at least 17 Republicans wouldn't have to abstain, but rather actually cast their ballot in favor of Pelosi, something that would NEVER happen. Correct me if I am wrong.

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