Congress is reportedly trying to exempt itself from Obamacare. "Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks" to figure out how to do this, Politico reports.

"Congress is looking at ways to escape the coils of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) by making itself and its employees exempt from the provisions of the act. This show of confidence in its own handiwork – the major legislative accomplishment of the Obama administration – is pretty much what the public has come to expect of the political class," Geoffrey Norman adds.

The boss calls in from the airport: “If Speaker Boehner does not repudiate this effort, I suspect it will mark the beginning of the end of his speakership.”

UPDATE: The speaker responds here.

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