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Hill fight features rumblings of Boehner coup

House Speaker John Boehner again faces a looming threat from conservatives to oust him as speaker, and it's tying his hands on funding the Department of Homeland Security.

Congress passed a one-week extension of funding just hours before the deadline on Friday night. It was that fear fueling Boehners resistance to a longer-term bill, as it might prompt backlash from conservatives.

Boehner last survived an attempt to oust him at the start of the new Congress, when a handful of conservatives voted against him for speaker but failed to coalesce around an alternative.

Source: CNN (4265 Articles)
Written by Dana Bash, Deirdre Walsh and Alexandra Jaffe