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In Shutdown, House Speaker is Man in the Middlei
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October 09, 2013 7:59 PM
As the partial shutdown of the U.S. government pushes into its second week, the spotlight continues to find itself focused on House Speaker John Boehner. The leading voice of Republicans in the House of Representatives, it has been his job to engineer a political victory for his party on health care and the budget. But as VOA's Jeff Seldin reports from Washington, it has become a lonely road.

In Shutdown, House Speaker is Man in the Middle

Published October 09, 2013

As the partial shutdown of the U.S. government pushes into its second week, the spotlight continues to find itself focused on House Speaker John Boehner. The leading voice of Republicans in the House of Representatives, it has been his job to engineer a political victory for his party on health care and the budget. But as VOA's Jeff Seldin reports from Washington, it has become a lonely road.