John Boehner Had the Best Year in Washington

The much doubted speaker quelled an uprising, beat the outside groups, and emerged looking more reasonable (and powerful) than any other leader.

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 05: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) answers reporters questions during his weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitors Center at the U.S. Capitol December 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. When asked about the Republican Party's running against women, Boehner said, 'Some of our members just are not as sensitive as they ought to be.' 
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