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

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

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.

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(Featuring Alex Roarty, Video by Theresa Poulson with photos by Getty Images)

 

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

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