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Dramatic Failure: Boehner Cancels Thursday Vote; ThinkProgress Whip Count Still At 26 No Votes

By Lee Fang  

"Dramatic Failure: Boehner Cancels Thursday Vote; ThinkProgress Whip Count Still At 26 No Votes"

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Earlier today, Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) was projecting confidence that his debt plan would pass at a vote scheduled at 6:00pm. He was even spotted singing “It’s a zippity-doo-dah day.” However, Boehner could not round up enough members of his caucus for the 6:00pm vote, and it was pushed back into later tonight. Now, NPR is reporting that Boehner has postponed the vote until tomorrow or later.

ThinkProgress has carefully monitored the whip count as Boehner tries to twist enough arms for his plan to pass. Our latest count has at least 26 confirmed “no” votes, and several more on the fence.

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