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The Non-Crisis in the House

A lot of House Republicans are. . . caffeinated right now. But two things are worth keeping in mind. First is that Republicans have a Speaker in Boehner and are likely to have him until they find someone who wants the job and can get 218 votes. Second is that while some Democrats are talking about the turmoil in the House spilling over into the presidential race, it would take much bigger developments to make many voters care about it. 

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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