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Timothy P. Carney: John Boehner's tactics leave supporters puzzled

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Conservative congressmen don't question House Speaker John Boehner's dedication to the cause. But as chaos overtakes GOP efforts to prevent a Jan. 1 tax hike, members do have doubts about his effectiveness. Here's the latest turn of events: Over the summer, House Republicans passed a bill extending the Bush-era tax rates, which are set to expire, resulting in higher rates Jan. 1. That...