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The Last Days Of The GOP

House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, listens to a question during a news conference in Washington, D.C., U.S.,
House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, listens to a question during a news conference in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. House Republican leaders are struggling to avoid a U.S. government shutdown at month's end after delaying a vote on a spending plan opposed by dozens of their caucus members. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

I once wrote about lobbying, and this week I called some Republicans I used to talk to (and some that they recommended I talk to) about the effect the shutdown is having on the Republican Party in Washington.

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