WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In Congress’ tense drama over how to extend payroll tax cuts for 160 million Americans, it may be the most intriguing subplot: whether Republican House Speaker John Boehner is losing his grip on members of his own party. Boehner and many Republicans scoff at the idea. But the House’s rejection on Tuesday of a bipartisan Senate plan to extend the tax cuts for two months has raised questions about Boehner’s efforts to lead compromise-resistant House Republicans who have helped ratchet up the tension in Congress. …

Quoted from Insight: Boehner leadership in focus in tax cut debate on Yahoo! News – Latest News & Headlines

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