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Vox Sentences: The conservative coup against John Boehner fails

Dylan Matthews is a senior correspondent and head writer for Vox's Future Perfect section and has worked at Vox since 2014. He is particularly interested in global health and pandemic prevention, anti-poverty efforts, economic policy and theory, and conflicts about the right way to do philanthropy.

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Boehner, post-victory. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Sen. John Hoeven (2nd R) points to a chart while speaking at a press conference with (L-R) Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) at the U.S. Capitol September 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)