John Boehner Holds Media Briefing At US Capitol
U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner during a press briefing on July 31, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
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With 25 members retiring, many old moderates are being replaced by young firebrands 

House Republicans are expected to grow their majority by 5-15 seats in next week’s midterm elections—but expect governing to get any easier for beleaguered House Speaker John Boehner.