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Allegra Kirkland

Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.

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President Obama celebrated the character of House Speaker John Boehner during a Friday press conference, saying he "is a good man. He is a patriot." Obama said that although he has had "a lot of disagreements" with Boehner, he had a good working relationship with the speaker, who plans to step down on Oct. 30.

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