House Speaker John Boehner takes questions during a news briefing on Feb. 14.
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Having spent a grand total of 72 hours in Washington, D.C., I cannot claim to have surveyed the entire landscape here. But privately — and whenever you read someone write that, it means that the conversation was informal enough so that the journalist won't burn the source without the source having asked — here's what a bunch of smart people on the Hill think is going to happen.

1. There will be lots of loud noise this week.

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