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GOP divided over fiscal cliff deal: Is Boehner's speakership on the line?

#OutFront update: John Boehner (R-OH)  is re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Is the House Speaker in the hot seat? A message loud and clear was made to John Boehner this week: Do not take your party's support for granted. One-hundred-fifty-one Republicans broke ranks with Boehner and voted against the fiscal cliff deal brokered by the Obama administration and the Senate.

Those Republicans included some powerful figures including majority leader Eric Cantor and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, the second and third highest-ranking Republicans in the House.

As a new Congress is sworn in Thursday, John Boehner faces a crucial vote on whether he gets to keep his job. Will there be another revolt against him?

OutFront tonight: Rep. James Lankford (R) Oklahoma.


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