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Pelosi Expects Boehner To Keep Speakership

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Throughout negotiations over ending the shutdown and raising the debt ceiling observers have speculated that Boehner could lose his job if he tries to pass a bill ending the shutdown or raising the debt ceiling that did not have support of the conservative wing of House Republicans —a heavy lift. 

On Wednesday the influential Matt Drudge indicated that he expected Pelosi to become the next House Speaker. President Barack Obama himself said Boehner "can't control his caucus." Pelosi also has said previously Boehner would be seen as "the weakest speaker in history" if he were a woman.