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01/22/2013 09:32 am ET Updated Jan 22, 2013

John Boehner Faces Own Challenges, Fights

Washington (CNN) -- As speaker of the House, John Boehner faced battles on two fronts during his first term: fights with President Barack Obama on a series of high-profile fiscal issues, and internal skirmishes with conservative rank-and-file Republicans who openly defied him because they didn't think he was doing enough to cut spending.

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