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Sundown: Boehner Remains House Speaker

Plus Eric Trager writes on the future of the Egyptian electorate

by
Adam Chandler
January 03, 2013
Dr. Ruth Westheimer(InTheClotheSet)

Dr. Ruth Westheimer(InTheClotheSet)

• The 113th Congress officially convened for the first time on Thursday. John Boehner won re-elected to his post as house speaker, despite some discord within the ranks of the GOP. [NYT]

• Division among non-Islamist candidates will make it tough for them in future Egyptian elections, Eric Trager predicts. But they won’t disappear entirely. [Hudson Institute]

• The death toll of the Syrian civil war is now larger than the entire Arab-Israeli Conflict dating back to 1948. [CNN]

• Jewcy reports on Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who says her famous sex advice is not going to delivered by her to her grandchildren. [Jewcy]

• In honor of Scroll Editor Emeritus Marc Tracy’s birthday, we’ve got this video:

Adam Chandler was previously a staff writer at Tablet. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Slate, Esquire, New York, and elsewhere. He tweets @allmychandler.

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