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VIDEO: Government Shutdown Averted -- Bad for the Newt?

Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich in 1997.(Getty Images)

April 11, 2011

House Speaker John Boehner might have dodged a political crisis when an agreement was reached over the short-term continuing resolution last week. But Boehner's ability to keep the government running might present an unwanted contrast to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who can't claim the same achievement.

Featuring Alex Roarty, video by Theresa Poulson with photos by Getty Images contributed to this article.

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